Behind the News: Violence Against Women

Behind the News: Violence Against Women

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Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In Violence Against Women we ask why so many women across the world are victims of violence, from domestic abuse and rape to forced abortions, female genital mutilation and murder. Why does it happen, who are the perpetrators and what can be done to stop it happening?

This book includes quotes from key figures, opinions from all sides of the argument and debate panels that invite readers aged 12+ to discuss the issues that shape our world.

Other titles in the Behind the News series: Global Financial Crisis, Hostage Takers, Race and Crime, School Shootings and Uprising in the Middle East
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 178 x 246 x 5mm | 156g
  • Wayland
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1526305127
  • 9781526305121
  • 53,051

Table of contents

1: A violation of human rights
2: The longer view
3: Who and why
4: Inside story: Derby England 2009
5: The big questions
6: Behind closed doors
7: Inside story: Northern Mexico since 1993
8: The big questions
9: Extreme oppression
10: Inside story: Northwest Pakistan 2012
11: The big questions
12: Body control
13: Inside story: Shaanxi Province China 2012
14: The big questions
15: Weapon of war
16: Inside story: DR Congo Central Africa 1998 onwards
17: The big questions
18: Challenging violence
19: Inside story: Delhi India 2012
20: The big questions
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About Emma Marriott

The author, Emma Marriott, is an experienced writer and editor of non-fiction for young people, specialising in history, popular culture and current affairs.
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