Domestic violence remains widespread in many countries. Approximately one in three women globally experience some form of violence in their lifetime. In this month’s episode of Between the Lines, IDS researcher, Sohela Nazneen discusses a book that she has co edited entitled, ‘Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South: The Politics of Domestic Violence Policy.‘
The book investigates the conditions under which countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia have adopted legislation against domestic violence. And, as Sohela explains, how broader domains of power need to be addressed if we are to have gender-inclusive policy outcomes.
Interviewing Sohela is economist and gender specialist, Professor Diane Elson.