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Thinking Critically About How to Address Violence Against Women

13 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2012  

Tamara Rice Lave

University of Miami, School of Law

Date Written: February 2011

Abstract

Every day across the Americas, men, women, and children are forced to work in degrading circumstances due to structural poverty and inequality. Women and girls are often subjected to the worst abuses. The purpose of this essay is not to solve these problems. That is a job for the women who experience and resist subordination in their daily lives and their advocates. Instead, this essay has a more modest goal – to urge advocates to think critically about the task ahead and what limits, if any, should be placed on potential solutions.

Keywords: violence against women, human rights, social change, unintended consequences

Suggested Citation

Lave, Tamara Rice, Thinking Critically About How to Address Violence Against Women (February 2011). University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 65, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2143978

Tamara Rice Lave (Contact Author)

University of Miami, School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States

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