Forced marriage and gender transformation: feminist state and civil society networks at the local level

Wadia, K. and Allwood, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-2564-7145, 2020. Forced marriage and gender transformation: feminist state and civil society networks at the local level. French Politics, 18, pp. 132-152. ISSN 1476-3419

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Abstract

This article shows how forced marriage arrived on the French political agenda; how it has been framed as a policy issue; how forced marriage policy is implemented; and what impact, if any, it has had on gender transformation. Data is drawn from policy documents and fifty-one semi-structured interviews held with state and civil society actors. Fieldwork was conducted in Île de France, Montpellier and Strasbourg, selected because of the existence of networks explicitly focused on forced marriage. The article finds that French forced marriage policy is concerned more with protecting or rescuing individual women and girls than with changing gender relations or challenging the structures and power relations that enable violence against women and girls.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: French Politics
Creators: Wadia, K. and Allwood, G.
Publisher: Springer Nature
Date: June 2020
Volume: 18
ISSN: 1476-3419
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1057/s41253-020-00108-8DOI
1292891Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 Apr 2020 09:55
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2020 09:55
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39689

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