Breaking the Earthenware Jar: Lessons from South Asia to End Violence against Women and Girls

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Author: Ruth Finney Hayward
Price: US$13.00
No. of pages: 454
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia
Languages: English

ISBN: 92-806-3574-3
Sales no.: E.00.XX.4

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Breaking the Earthenware Jar is a story of courage and hope. The incidence of domestic violence in South Asia is among the highest in the world, and the efforts of 'activists' against it are compelling and instructive. This book turns the spotlight on disturbing trends in the region and poses vital questions about selective female foeticide, child neglect and abuse, beatings during pregnancy and 'honour killings'. The publication sparks the re-examination of assumptions about family, about care of children, about respect for women and girls and their human rights. Breaking the Earthenware Jar invites open-minded consideration of these problems and public debate about the changes needed.

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