This book amplifies the different voices and experiences of those facing gender-based violence (GBV) in the Global South. It explores the localised ways in which marginalised individuals design modes of coping with and address GBV, including cultural interpretations, and artistic and faith-based expressions.

The book examines GBV triggers, prevalence, and societal impacts while referring to community, national, and regional mobilisation to deal with the phenomenon in its various manifestations, including physical, psychological, political, domestic, and public violence. It explores issues related to women’s negotiations with the patriarchal underpinnings of GBV; the role of the law and history in the perpetuation of GBV; the complementary role of culture and faith to legal protection against GBV, and access to justice for women and girls. In doing so, the book exposes understandings and expressions of GBV, as well as methodologies and indigenous initiatives to prevent it through local viable solutions. The book thus challenges the normalisation of GBV in the Global South.

Providing concrete and culturally relevant suggestions for challenging ingrained models of gender understandings of violence in the Global South, this book will be of interest to academics in the fields of Development Studies, Gender Studies, Women’s Studies, Violence and Abuse Studies, Human Rights, Criminal Law, and Socio-Legal Studies.

part I|46 pages

Constructions of Masculinity and the Perpetration of Gender-Based Violence

chapter 3|19 pages

Constructing South African Juvenile Sexual Offenders

An Analysis of How Juvenile Sexual Offences are Shaped by Sexual Violence and Childhood Discourses

part II|40 pages

Artistic Interpretations of Gender-Based Violence Victimisation and Perpetration

chapter 4|19 pages

The Don as Pawn

Violence and Women's Patriarchal Bargain in King of Boys

chapter 5|19 pages

‘Written Warnings’

Literary Representations of Caribbean Female Experiences with Gender-Based Violence in Anglophone Caribbean Female-Authored Poetry

part III|45 pages

State Responses to Women's Resistance and Mobilisation Against Gender-Based Violence

chapter 7|21 pages

Resistance to Political Violence against Women in Turkey

The Istanbul Convention Saves Lives

part IV|62 pages

Legal and Policy Mechanisms to Address Gender-Based Violence and Ensure Access to Justice

chapter 9|20 pages

Brazilian Responses to Gender-Based Violence in a Global Perspective

Designing Intersectional Policies to Protect and Empower Women and Girls

chapter 10|19 pages

Intimate Partner Violence and its Effects on Women's Health in Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname

The Mitigating Role of Educational Attainment and Socioeconomic Status

part V|71 pages

Engaging Cultural and Religious Values for Meaningful Social Transformations and Institutional Frameworks to Address Gender-Based Violence

chapter 11|25 pages

From Act to Action

Engaging with Culture and Faith to End Domestic Violence in the Pacific

chapter 12|30 pages

Gender and Enforcement

The Worldviews of VAWC Desk Officers as Frontline Service Providers in the Anti-Violence Against Women Campaign in the Philippines

chapter 13|14 pages

Conclusion ─ Gender-Based Violence in the Global South

Triggers, Prevalence, Societal Impacts, and Future Direction