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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Gender Violence and Cultures of Patriarchy: Proceedings from the National Summit on Domestic Violence in API Communities

General Material
Published Date
June, 2002

The speakers examine conventional notions of culture and resist its patriarchal traditions of misogyny. These proceedings analyze popular culture, cultural positions, colonization, patriarchy and cultural defenses in the criminal legal system.

Advocates may find these separate and collective pieces useful for emphasizing a human rights framework for policy; understanding and studying culture; rooting violence against women in colonial and patriarchal legacies; and examining the struggle of culture defenses in the U.S. criminal legal system.