Feminist mobilisation for policy change on violence against women: insights from Asia

Cagna, Paola and Rao, Nitya ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6318-0147 (2016) Feminist mobilisation for policy change on violence against women: insights from Asia. Gender and Development, 24 (2). pp. 277-290. ISSN 1355-2074

[thumbnail of Accepted manuscript]
PDF (Accepted manuscript) - Accepted Version
Download (450kB) | Preview


This article explores how women’s movements in China, India and Indonesia have mobilized to influence processes of legal reform on violence against women (VAW). Legal change is a complex and iterative process, in which both state and non-state actors negotiate and bargain over the content of law in the ‘policy space’, bringing different interests and needs to bear. The three countries featured here differ in many ways, including population size, political system (including varying levels and degrees of democratization and decentralization, and regional and local autonomy), and diversity in the population, including ethnicities and religions. A comparative study such as this offers important potential for understanding policy change on VAW, the role of women’s movements in this, and the obstacles to change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: violence against women,legal reform,china,india,indonesia,women's movements,policy space,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 00:13
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 01:23
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59917
DOI: 10.1080/13552074.2016.1194035

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item