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Title: Women's rights, international norms, and domestic violence: Asian perspectives
Authors: Amirthalingam, K. 
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Amirthalingam, K. (2005). Women's rights, international norms, and domestic violence: Asian perspectives. Human Rights Quarterly 27 (2) : 683-708. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This article examines domestic violence laws in two Asian jurisdictions and highlights the importance of using a gender analysis to create an alternative narrative of, and different solutions to, the problem. The paper reviews some of the theoretical analyses of domestic violence and draws on international human rights discourse to supplement domestic developments. The tension between cultural norms and international norms is considered and it is suggested that certain universal norms need to be championed - in this case the right of women to be free from domestic violence. © 2005 by The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Source Title: Human Rights Quarterly
ISSN: 02750392
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