Journal of International Women's Studies

A peer-reviewed semiannual scholarly publication providing international coverage and analysis of wome.'s studies, with particular respect to the relationship between theory and activism.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 1, March 1

A Grounded Theory Investigation into the Experiences of African Women Refugees: Effects on Resilience and Identity and Implications for Service Provision
Abstract The current study aims to explore African women's experiences of violence during conflict. The research was undertaken in 2009 in part fulfilment for a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Previous research on women refugees' experiences...
Fear of Crime and Victimization: Retracing Women's Risk Perceptions in Private Spaces in the Urban City of Kolkata
Abstract This article uses qualitative methodology to explore women's fear of crime in intimate relations, an area until now uncharted. The rich scholarship on fear of crime has exclusively dealt with fear of crime on the streets, ignoring the threat...
"I Am an Anarchist": The Social Anarchism of Lucy E. Parsons
Abstract A determined advocate of socialism anarchism, Lucy E. Parsons believed that inequities in society stemmed from unequal power relations between government and the people. Parsons delivered powerful orations and had an enormous influence...
Identity, Hospital, and Cancer: The Story of Lucy Grealy
Dedicated to parents who helplessly witness their children dying, and especially to my grandmother. "Who are you?" said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, "I--I hardly know, Sir,...
Present but Absent: Women in Business Leadership in South Africa
Abstract Women constitute forty six (46) percent of the economically active population in South Africa. Although both South African, African men and women are well represented in the economically active population, questions arise when it comes...
The Invisible Challenge to HIV/AIDS Prevention: Clandestine Prostitution in Senegal
Abstract Clandestine prostitution has become a way of survival as many women struggle economically without family or governmental aid. Clandestine or survival sex is practiced when women are facing an economic dilemma. These women are non-literate...
The JAMU System in Indonesia: Linking Small-Scale Enterprises, Traditional Knowledge and Social Empowerment among Women in Indonesia
Abstract Medicinal plants have been used extensively in numerous countries, Indonesia included, in the domain of traditional medicine and of natural product industry. Few studies have focused on the commercial aspects of medicinal plants in local...
Women and Post-Conflict Society in Sierra Leone
Abstract Gender inequality in Sierra Leone, after colonialism among the worst in Sub-Saharan Africa, has been heightened further by the civil war of 1992-2002--which was related in part to the struggle for control of "blood diamonds" but also to...
Women, Occupation, Collective Loss and Support: The Experience of "From a Bereaved Woman to Another"
Abstract This study derives its force from experiences of Palestinian women, occupation and loss project that aims at describing and understanding the role of holistic intervention based on the mutual support approach "from a bereaved woman to another."...
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