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Sites of ViolenceGender and Conflict Zones$
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Wenona Giles

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520230729

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520230729.001.0001

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Geographies of Violence Women and Conflict in Ghana

Geographies of Violence Women and Conflict in Ghana

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Sites of Violence

Valerie Preston

Madeleine Wong

University of California Press

This chapter addresses the association of the legacy of British colonialism and structural adjustment policies to recent militarized conflict in Ghana. It explores the cases of the enslavement and prostitution of young girls, domestic abuse, and the plight of migrant/immigrant women workers in Ghana and beyond. Examples of sexual abuse and domestic violence are discussed to show how current economic, political, and social conditions exacerbate women's vulnerability to violence. Regional differences in women's resources affect the ways that violence is gendered in each region. The case studies demonstrate the spatial extent and mobility of conflict zones. The chapter also reveals regional differences in women's experiences of gendered conflict.

Keywords:   Ghana, women, British colonialism, structural adjustment policies, enslavement, prostitution, sexual abuse, domestic violence

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