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dc.contributor.authorGill, Aisha*
dc.contributor.authorRehman, Gulshun*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:12:56Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:12:56Zen
dc.date.issued2004-05-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552070410001726546
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131540en
dc.descriptionThis article focuses on South Asian women's activism, and its impact on diversity and social development in South Asian communities in east London. It discusses the experience of the Newham Asian Women's Project (NAWP), which is committed to secure social justice for women and children escaping domestic violence. The article examines the tensions between the global phenomenon of violence against women and women's specific experiences of violence in different cultural settings. There is a parallel tension between universal responses to violence as a human-rights violation, and more culturally situated approaches. The article emphasises the ways in which NAWP's work addresses gender, race, and class-based inequality, using participatory approaches to empower women and direct the strategy of the organisation. For South Asian women in Newham, activism emerges out of their everyday resistances to oppression, which are based on ideas of community and family. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent8en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/empowerment-through-activism-responding-to-domestic-violence-in-the-south-asian-131540
dc.subjectGender
dc.titleEmpowerment through activism: responding to domestic violence in the South Asian Community in Londonen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryUnited Kingdomen
oxfam.subject.keywordGender-based violence
oxfam.subject.keywordSocial protection
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameDiversityen
prism.number1en
prism.volume12en


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