Towards a Post-Patriarchal Gender Order: Confronting the universality and the particularity of violence against women

Erturk Y.

SOCIOLOGISK FORSKNING, no.4, pp.61-70, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-70


The issues of gender equality and women's human rights have become major spheres of academic debate, policy and activism in virtually every corner of the globe. Violence against women, a relatively late comer to the international gender agenda, has provided a particularly critical entry point in challenging long standing gender ideologies and taboos as well as the gender biased mainstream human rights framework that kept, until recently, the gender specific abuses women experience outside of public scrutiny.