Ending Violence Against Women: A Challenge for Development and Humanitarian Work

This book argues that all organisations involved in development should challenge violence against women, and work to end it. It does not, however, set out to offer a blueprint for this work. Rather it considers different views of why violence against women exists, and the various types of response to such violence that are open to development organisations. The first half of the book attempts to synthesise some of the contradictory explanations for violence against women, to give development policy-makers and practitioners a better sense of the beliefs and values that underlie different policy options. In the second half of the book, there is a discussion of different practical responses to violence against women, drawing on a wealth of cases studies from many organisations working in different parts of the world.    

Pickup, Francine
Publisher and location: 
Oxfam Publishing: Oxford, UK