Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



Savitri Goonesekere (ed.). Violence, Law and Women’s Rights in South Asia. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2004. 352 pages. Paperback. Indian Rs 390.00.

The book titled Violence, Law and Women’s Rights in South Asia deals with a critically important issue for all countries, and particularly so for South Asian countries. In the latter, despite socio-cultural similarities, significant differences exist in handling gender-based violence. The issues are linked to the socio-cultural norms of the societies and the legal and institutional set-up prevailing in each country—viz., India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The present study was initiated by United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Rehana Siddiqui