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Flood, M. (2014). Preventing violence against women and girls. In R. j. Burke & D. J. Major (Eds.), Gender In Organizations: Are Men Allies or Adversaries to Women’s Career Advancement? (pp. 405-427). United States: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

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Gender in Organizations

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ISBN: 9781781955697


Men’s violence against women and girls is a blunt expression of the pervasive gender inequalities that characterize countries across the globe. Men’s violence against women both expresses and maintains men’s power over women. Indeed, rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence have been seen as paradigmatic expressions of the operation of male power over women (Miller and Biele 1993, p. 53). Whether in workplaces or elsewhere, efforts to build gender equality must reckon with men’s violence against women.