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Challenging impunity on sexual violence in South Asia : beginning a discussion

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dc.contributor.author Singh, Navsharan
dc.contributor.author Butalia, Urvashi
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-19T14:06:20Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-19T14:06:20Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07
dc.identifier.citation Singh, N., & Butalia, U. (2012). Challenging Impunity on Sexual Violence in South Asia: Beginning a Discussion. Economic & Political Weekly, XLVII(28): 58-63. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53544
dc.description.abstract Despite many attempts by women’s groups to flag the issues of sexual violence, there still is a legal silence around the question of sexual violence and impunity. The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and other extraordinary legislations such as the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act are seemingly “protective” legislations which were put forward by states as necessary for security. In fact, they have been violative of the basic human rights of people in the areas where they are in force. A small group of women activists have initiated a discussion on these extraordinary laws of south Asia which function to create some sort of consent to formal obstructions to justice, and thereby, create a much wider culture of impunity. en
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dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p. 58-63) en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.subject SOUTH ASIA en
dc.subject HUMAN RIGHTS en
dc.subject GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE en
dc.subject JUSTICE en
dc.subject GENOCIDE en
dc.subject RAPE en
dc.subject WOMEN'S RIGHTS en
dc.subject WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS en
dc.title Challenging impunity on sexual violence in South Asia : beginning a discussion en
dc.type Media Article en
idrc.project.number 107134
idrc.project.componentnumber 107134001
idrc.project.title Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia en
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