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Ending Gender-Based Violence: Justice and Community in South Africa

Hannah E. Britton


South Africa’s democratization has been celebrated internationally for the remarkable advances of women in political office. Despite these visible steps forward, South Africa continues to face exceedingly high levels of sexual assault, rape, and intimate-partner violence. This book is about this juxtaposition between women’s national political power and these egregious violations of human rights. The South African women’s movement initially pursued state feminism, specifically using insider strategies to construct institutions and enact policies for women’s advancement. Yet the most poignant m ... More

Keywords: South Africa, apartheid, gender-based violence, state feminism, carceral feminism, racism, service providers, religious leaders, traditional leaders, police

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043093
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043093.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah E. Britton, author
University of Kansas