By Katalin Fábián
Household violence has emerged as an important public coverage factor of transnational personality and mobilization within the postcommunist period in Europe and Eurasia, as international forces have interacted with the agendas of governments, neighborhood and foreign women's teams, and human rights activists. the results of vast collaboration between students and activist-practitioners—many from postcommunist countries—this quantity examines the advance of kingdom regulations, alterations in public perceptions, and the interplay of nationwide and foreign politics.
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Extra resources for Domestic Violence in Postcommunist States: Local Activism, National Policies, and Global Forces
As Sharipova and Fábián describe, with fear permeating every cell of Soviet-era communist societies, the self-disciplining of the population may have also contributed to an environment that condoned, but did not encourage, intimate violence. Also, the relative accessibility of public housing and a wide network of welfare institutions made it comparatively easier then for a victim to ﬁnd shelter if forced to leave the family home. However, the comparison between the prevalence of and the possible solutions to domestic violence in contemporary times and the communist period is speculative at best.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Peterson, Spike, and Anne Runyan. 1999. Global Gender Issues. : Westview Press. 39 40 Katalin Fábián PetO, Andrea, ed. 2006. A társadalmi nemek oktatása Magyarországon (Teaching Gender Studies in Hungary). Budapest: ICSSZEM. PetO, Andrea, and Judit Szapor. 2007. ” In Gendering Transnational Historiographies: Selection of Papers for the History Practice Section of the Journal of Women’s History, ed. Teresa Fernández-Acenes and Karen Hagemann, 19(1): 160–166.
Despite opening up (rapidly in Central and Eastern Europe and only partially in Eurasia) toward the international arena, the gendered aspects of democratic political participation and international human rights norms have not reached more than a narrow set of politically engaged actors. Even this relatively restricted set of actors, though, has been rather successful in using references to the international arena and the human rights framework to engage their governments and often the general public to name domestic violence and at least consider it as a problem.