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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:The architecture for violence against women in Ghana
Editors:Cusack, Kathy
Manuh, TakyiwaaISNI
City of publisher:Accra
Publisher:Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre
ISBN:998812774X; 9789988127749
Geographic term:Ghana
gender relations
domestic violence
Abstract:In 1999 the Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre in Ghana published the results of a national survey on violence against women. In this second book contributors select specific themes so as to look at the survey data and analyse them in greater depth. The book is comprised of eleven chapters, organized in five sections. Section one sets the context for analysing gender-based violence in Ghana and identifies emerging risk factors for its prevalence (chapters by Kathy Cusack, Takyiwaa Manuh, and Kwaku Yeboah and Kofi Z. Batse). The second section covers representations of violence in terms of culture and religion, both Christianity and Islam (chapters by Akosua Adomako Ampofo and Mansah Prah, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, and Rabiatu Ammah-Koney). Section 3 is made up of one chapter in which Mansah Prah and Akosua Adomako Ampofo explore punishment and discipline of women and children specifically and parenting more generally. Section four covers three structural foundations for gender-based violence, viz. its economic and health dimensions, and the role of the media (chapters by Akua Britwum and Kathy Cusack, Audrey Gadzekpo, and Kodjo Senah). In the final section, Audrey Gadzekpo concludes with recommendations for invigorating activism to end gender-based violence. [ASC Leiden abstract]