This new publication of APWLD reports and analyses our 2010 regional consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women. This year women from across 16 countries came together to share and discuss how multiple forms of discrimination relates to and impacts upon the issue of violence against women. This report weaves together all of their perspectives to form a comprehensive document articulating how women’s multiple identities interact with patriarchal societies and systems – often resulting in violence. Different but not Divided contends that our commonalities are in our struggles against neo-liberal globalisation, fundamentalisms and militarisation rather than in our identities. This publication shares stories of how violence has been resisted and talks about how intersectionality can be applied. With a CD annex of participant submissions and presentations, this publication is not only informative but also a practical tool for activism.

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