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Rape: South Asia
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In South Asian societies, rape has been used against women from minority communities and from economically deprived social groups to intimidate women in particular and the targeted community/groups in general. This entry examines the specific connections between rape and minoritism in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh and state and community responses to rape in these countries.

Rape and minoritism

The connection between rape and male power has b…

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Gangoli, Geetanjali, “Rape: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 16 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0141c>
First published online: 2009



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