Issue 40: Circles of Gender Justice (5/31/2013)
Gendered violence plays a pervasive and significant role in the lives of modern women around the globe. In that vein, we present a special issue on women’s responses and activism against gender-based violence in South Asian and South Asian diasporic communities.
Discussions of gendered violence are often framed around a specific violent act, yet the sexism, homophobia and patriarchy that informs this violence shapes not only daily life, but also the broader societies which are built upon them. This issue of SAMAR looks at how women are responding to the shape of violence in their communities -- the places where they live, work and play -- and how they are pulling apart the small and large aspects of social, legal and political institutions to stop gender-based oppression.