#16days lecture at University of Edinburgh: further reading and research

IFToday, Monday 8th December, the School of Social and Political Science, in partnership with Scottish Women’s Aid and PeaceWomen is holding a 16 Days Lecture. The lecture is being delivered by feminist researcher and writer Cynthia Cockburn and is titled Male violence against women: links between peace and war.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that started on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. The campaign hopes to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international level.

We’ve pulled together a list of resources, primarily available at the University Library, to help you read around or find out more about these important issues. So if you are unable to attend the Lecture or just wish to find out a bit more then read on. Online material, such as e-books and e-journal articles, are only available to staff and students at University of Edinburgh unless otherwise indicated.

Books authored or edited by Cynthia Cockburn available at the the University Library.

Find journal articles and other items by Cynthia Cockburn via Searcher.

Peace_Research_Abs_button_200x100Interested in the issues being discussed at today’s lecture? Why not do more research via Peace Research Abstracts? This database, subscribed to by the University Library,  covers essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs and peace psychology, this index contains more than 267,000 records which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as: Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution and International Journal of Refugee Law.

Use Searcher to look for more articles and papers. As an example this search was done looking for the keywords:

gender AND violence AND “human rights”

Search the Library Catalogue for books and e-books on these issues e.g. the following two books by Sally Engle Merry:

Gender violence : a cultural perspective

Human rights and gender violence : translating international law into local justice

To further your research find more recommended databases for women’s studies.

Various freely available articles on 16 Days activism against gender-based violence from Open Democracy (50.50).

Facts and figures from UNWomen that show why it is important to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. (Freely available online).

This year Orange used a Social Media campaign to publicise International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women. Do a search on Twitter for #OrangeUrHood to see how this worked.

16 Myths surrounding violence against women & girls from Global Citizen. (Freely available online).

Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence (pdf) by the World Health Organization. (Freely available online).

Violence against women: an EU wide-survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. (Freely available online).

For more information about the 16 days lecture at the University see http://bit.ly/12hk5ae

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science


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