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Women and Human Security in South Asia: The Cases of Bangladesh and Pakistan

By Saba Gul Khattak (Author) Kiran Habib (Author) Foqia Sadiq Khan (Author)

Publisher(s): Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies    The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: 2008 No. of Pages: 210 Weight (kg): 1


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The book brings a gender sensitive approach into the discourse and practice on human security in Bangladesh and Pakistan. It provides an intellectual understanding of the concept of gendered human security through a synthesis of academic discourse and scholarship, good practices and policies. It also contributes to the building of standards and norms of measuring human security. In doing so, the book ventures into developing a conceptual basis for the rationale behind the need for a separate framework for women's insecurity. This, the authors suggest can be achieved through the introduction of the issue of (direct and structural) violence against women into the framework. The authors explain that this is needed because the emphasis in the indicators used by different indices varies, and often ignores the direct threats and the structural discrimination women encounter in their everyday life. Therefore, the concept of human security in the book is grounded in the lived experiences of people, both men and women. The book is strongly recommended to policy makers, social anthropologists and academics, particularly those in gender sensitive disciplines

This book features in: Academic and Reference Books International Relations and Security Studies South Asian Studies

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