Violence, law, and women's rights in South Asia / edited by Savitri Goonesekere.
Contributor(s): Goonesekere, Savitri.Material type: TextPublisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2004Description: 352 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 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 Online resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description | WorldCat details
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -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.
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.