This volume critically interrogates the relation between gender violence and human rights as Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu and their communities and citizens engage with, appropriate, modify and at times resist human rights principles and their implications for gender violence. It is grounded in extensive anthropological, historical and legal research.
Chapter titles are:
-Villages, Violence and Atonement in Fiji.
-‘Lost in Translation’: Gender Violence, Human Rights and Women’s Capabilities in Fiji.
-Men’s Matters: Changing Masculine Identities in Papua New Guinea.
-Proclivity and Prevalence: Accounting for the Dynamics of Sexual Violence in the Response to HIV in Papua New Guinea.
-Sorcery Talk, Gender Violence and the Law in Vanuatu.
-Translating and Internalising Human Rights Law: The Courts of Melanesia Confront Gendered Violence.
-Human Rights Work in Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Vanuatu.
-‘When She Cries Oceans’: Navigating Gender Violence in the Western Pacific.