Private Pain/Public Peace: Women’s Rights as Human Rights and Amnesty International’s Report on Violence against Women

  title={Private Pain/Public Peace: Women’s Rights as Human Rights and Amnesty International’s Report on Violence against Women},
  author={G. Youngs},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={1209 - 1229}
  • G. Youngs
  • Published 2003
  • Political Science
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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