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dc.contributor.authorWeldon, S. Laurel*
dc.contributor.authorHtun, Mala*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-08T12:53:33Zen
dc.date.available2013-07-08T12:53:33Zen
dc.date.issued2013-07-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2013.802158
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/295457en
dc.descriptionSome national governments have adopted a wide variety of measures to address&nbsp;violence against women, including legal reform, public education campaigns, and&nbsp;support for shelters and rape crisis centres, but other governments have done little to&nbsp;confront the problem. What accounts for these differences in policy? To answer this&nbsp;question, we analysed policies on violence against women in 70 countries from 1975 to 2005. Our analysis reveals that the most important and consistent factor driving&nbsp;policy change is feminist activism. This plays a more important role than left-wing&nbsp;parties, numbers of women legislators, or even national wealth. In addition, our work&nbsp;shows that strong, vibrant domestic feminist movements use international and&nbsp;regional conventions and agreements as levers to influence policy-making. Strong local movements bring home the value of global norms on women&rsquo;s rights. 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.extent16en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/feminist-mobilisation-and-progressive-policy-change-why-governments-take-action-295457
dc.subjectGender
dc.titleFeminist mobilisation and progressive policy change: why governments take action to combat violence against womenen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordGender-based violence
oxfam.subject.keywordFeminism
oxfam.subject.keywordSocial movements
oxfam.subject.keywordViolence Against Women
oxfam.subject.keywordDomestic violence
oxfam.subject.keywordSexual violence
oxfam.subject.keywordPolicy
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameFeminist Solidarity and Collective Actionen
prism.number2en
prism.volume21en


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