Violence, law, and women's rights in South Asia / edited by Savitri Goonesekere.

Contributor(s): Goonesekere, Savitri
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2004Description: 352 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 9788132103875 ; 8132103874; 0761997962 (cloth); 0761997970 (pbk.); 8178292734 (India : hb); 8178292742 (Ihdia : pb)Other title: Violence, law & women's rights in South Asia [Cover title]Subject(s): Women -- Crimes against -- South Asia | Abused women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- South AsiaDDC classification: 342.540878 LOC classification: KNC982.W66 | V56 2004Online resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description | WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents Overview : reflections on violence against women and the legal systems of some South Asian countries / Savitri Goonesekere -- Violence against women and the Indian law / Kirti Singh -- Violence against women : the legal systems and institutional responses in Pakistan / Hina Gilani and Emam M. Ahmed -- Sri Lanka : the law's response to women victims of violence / Shyamala Gomez and Mario Gomez.
Summary: Summary: Presents an overview of law and legal control in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This title explores the possibility of reforming the legal systems and suggests that multi-religious societies of South Asia must accept the concept of drafting general codes that conform with international human rights and recognize the people's right.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-339) and index.

Table of contents Overview : reflections on violence against women and the legal systems of some South Asian countries / Savitri Goonesekere -- Violence against women and the Indian law / Kirti Singh -- Violence against women : the legal systems and institutional responses in Pakistan / Hina Gilani and Emam M. Ahmed -- Sri Lanka : the law's response to women victims of violence / Shyamala Gomez and Mario Gomez.

Summary:
Presents an overview of law and legal control in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This title explores the possibility of reforming the legal systems and suggests that multi-religious societies of South Asia must accept the concept of drafting general codes that conform with international human rights and recognize the people's right.

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