I’m so pleased that this book, ‘Stopping rape: Towards a comprehensive policy’, is now published (as of 22nd July 2015). The book is the product of a collegial collaboration, led by Sylvia Walby, of twelve scholars from around the world, each with our own unique sphere of expertise in the field of gender-based violence research and practice. The book bridges the gap between theory and practice to stop rape and was written for students, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers. The book’s interdisciplinarity means that interconnections between different systems and different levels of systems that contribute to the causes of gender-based violence are made visible along with examples of the ways that different co-ordinated, multi-system and inter-agency policies and practices work to stop rape.
This is information from Policy Press about the book: “The need to stop rape is pressing and, since it is the outcome of a wide range of practices and institutions in society, so too must the policies be to stop it This important book offers a comprehensive guide to the international policies developed to stop rape, together with case study examples on how they work. The book engages with the law and criminal justice system, health services, specialised services for victim-survivors, educational and cultural interventions, as well as how they can best be coordinated. It is informed by theory and evidence drawn from scholarship and practice from around the world. The book will be of interest to a global readership of students, practitioners and policy makers as well as anyone who wants to know how rape can be stopped.”