Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. The need to stop rape is pressing and, since it is the outcome of a wide range of practices and institutions in society, so too must the policies be to stop it This important book offers a comprehensive guide to the international policies developed to stop rape , together with case study examples on how they work. The book engages with the law and criminal justice system, health services, specialised services for victim-survivors, educational and cultural interventions, as well as how they can best be coordinated. It is informed by theory and evidence drawn from scholarship and practice from around the world.
The book will be of interest to a global readership of students, practitioners and policy makers as well as anyone who wants to know how rape can be stopped.
"This is a much needed, well researched, and enormously insightful book that successfully brings together the best policies and practices from across the globe in stopping rape. A must read for improved strategic planning and effective interventions to prevent rape at the local, national and international levels." Margaret Abraham, Hofstra University, USA
"An exceptional analysis of the research and policies of rape prevention in an international context. Informed by a critical political economy of gender inequality, it is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand global gendered violence." Larry Ray, Professor of Sociology, University of Kent, UK
"This book is a landmark. Filled to the brim with critical assessments and clear descriptions of the very best practices for stopping rape, it has the bonus of a complex theoretical understanding of what is needed to finally stop rape." Mieke Verloo, Radboud University, the Netherlands
The book is written by scholars from around the world, led by Sylvia Walby: Philippa Olive, Jude Towers, Brian Francis, Sofia Strid, Andrea Krizsán, Emanuela Lombardo, Corinne May-Chahal, Suzanne Franzway, David Sugarman, Bina Agarwal and Jo Armstrong. Walby is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, at Lancaster University and has received funding from UN Women, UNECE, European Parliament, European Institute for Gender Equality, Council of Europe, Home Office, and ESRC.
Health and victim services;
Law and the criminal justice system;
Culture, media and education;