Sexuality, Oppression and Human Rights

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Sexuality, Oppression and Human Rights

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Edited by Júlia Tomás and Nicol Epple

Year: 2015

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This anthology presents interdisciplinary studies with a human rights based approach from researchers and social workers around the world, discussing sexual violence and its social ramifications and violence against various sexualities.

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The gradual demystification of sexuality leads to its slow departure from long date traditional honour codes. This evolution in thought and in attitude allows one to observe new—and not so new—mentalities and behaviours. Sexuality is indeed a social construct that can encompass physical and/or symbolic domination and viciousness. It concerns women and children, as well as men. It involves every culture, every country, and every population. This anthology presents interdisciplinary studies with a human rights based approach from researchers and social workers around the world. The essays discuss sexual violence and its social ramifications and violence against various sexualities. It aims at elucidating not only contemporary, historical, and social facts related to sexual exploitation and sexual violence, but also discourses that perpetuate sexual oppression. Moreover, it offers the reader insights into prevention methods and last, but not least, it presents individual and collective creative tools to combat sexual domination.

Introduction
Júlia Tomás

Part I Gender and Sexual Violence

Representation of Honour Killings: Critical Discourse Analysis of Pakistani English-Language Newspapers
Sadiq Bhanbhro

The Banalization and Legitimization of Hetero-Patriarchal Violence on Page 3: Discourse Analysis of Online Turkish Newspapers
Banu Saatçi and Emrah Karakuș

Challenging the Efficacy of Ex officio Prosecution of Domestic Violence Offenses: A Comparative Analysis
Patrícia Pais

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Self Identity in Communities of Marginalized Women in Kolkata, India
Joan Marie Kelly

Part II Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation in Canada: A Critical Qualitative Action Research
Sandrine Ricci

Trafficking in Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation and Media Discourses
Júlia Tomás

Child Trafficking as a Human Rights Violation in South Africa: Unveiling the Evils of Capitalism
Shan Simmonds and Petro du Preez

Part III Child Abuses

Intersexuality and Discrimination: Silence as Family Violence
Isabel Maria Sampaio Oliveira Lima, Andréa Santana Leone de Souza, Jamille Guimarães and Ana K. Canguçu-Campinho

The Role of the Law Professional in the Protection of the Child Victim of Sexual Abuse
Júlia B. Caribé, Isabel M. Lima and Andréa S. Souza

What Needs to be Done in Prevention Programmes?
Miriam K. Damrow

Part IV War and Human Rights Abuses

Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Rape-as-a-Weapon Discourse Critique
Katerina Krulisova

The Two Sexual Slavery Systems: ‘Comfort Women’ under the Japanese Military and Licensed Prostitution
Akane Onozawa

Japanese Military Sexual Slavery on Trial: Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal in Tokyo in 2000
Michiko Nakahara

Sexual Slavery Versus Necessary Evil: ‘Comfort Women’ Hate Speech under the Abe Administration
Booja Kim and Sachiyo Tsukamoto

Júlia Tomás is a free-lance scientific researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal. She has a PhD in Sociology since 2009. Presently she also works at the NGO Unchosen in Bristol (UK), campaigning against modern slavery.

Nicol Epple is working towards a PhD in English Literature and Criticism with a focus on Women’s Studies. She speaks internationally on intersecting issues women and social injustice. In 2014 she founded, and currently directs, The LOV Foundation, Inc., an NGO to empower young women in the United States, Liberia, and Tanzania to overcome sexual exploitation