Development policies, intimate partner violence, Swedish gender equality and global health
2014 (English)In: Women's Studies: International Forum, ISSN 0277-5395, E-ISSN 1879-243X, Vol. 46, 115-122 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper discusses current Swedish international development policies on gender and violence. It deals with the relationship between development policies, global health, promotion of gender equality, and violence against women in a global perspective. The focus is on intimate partner violence and the highly promoted gender mainstreaming policy. Theoretically, our point of departure lies within a feminist notion of gender relations, power structures, and male hierarchies that constrain and subordinate women and girls and which expose them to gendered violence. We claim that stronger links need to be created between local activist groups in low and middle income countries and the international development agencies. It is important to initiate and formalize a North South dialogue between such groups, as well as enhancing South South dialogue and cooperation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 46, 115-122 p.
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Gender Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-84714DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2013.12.001ISI: 000342475200015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-84714DiVA: diva2:688566
Special Issue on Challenging Gender and Violence: Positions and Discourses in Swedish and International Contexts - Guest Edited By: Monica Burman and Ann Öhman2014-01-172014-01-172016-05-27Bibliographically approved