Reading Reponse #4

Reading Reponse #4 - John Yim Professor Adunbi AAS 103 27...

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John Yim Professor Adunbi AAS 103 27 October 2011 Reading Response to Merry’s “Human Rights and Gender Violence” In Chapter 5, Merry continues to define how the process of translating local rights into a global framework requires the need of understanding the different local contexts that exist. She thus expresses a critical need to translate across boundaries of class, ethnicity, mobility, and education within the local regions. Though Merry suggests the geographic and analytic variety in how translating global women’s rights affect local practices within countries, she emphasizes how similar these nations act in search for resolutions. She, for instance, offers how Hong Kong passed the Domestic Violence Ordinance in 1986 that granted temporary restraining orders and the possibility of arrest to the perpetrator. Also in India, bills have been adapted into their context by focusing on the woman’s safety and her right to stay in the matrimonial home. Despite the different social contexts that might be taking place in each country, she emphasizes how the laws
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