The chapter examines the question of whether there is a relationship between women's poor access to productive resources such as land, property, income, employment, technology, credit, and education, and their likelihood of experiencing gender-based violence and abuse. It begins with a discussion of the feminist political economy method, which seeks to comprehend broader, global political-economic structures that underpin gender inequality and women's vulnerability to violence. It then illustrates with specific examples how the feminist political economy method might be used to analyse violence against women in four strategic sites: (i) neo-liberal economic restructuring and men's reaction to the loss of secure employment; (ii) economic destabilisation and transition; (iii) the growth of a sex trade around the creation of free trade zones; and (iv) the transnational migration of women workers.
|Title of host publication||The Role of Labour Standards in Development: From Theory to Sustainable Practice|
|Editors||Tonia Novitz, David Mangan|
|Place of Publication||Oxford United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|