Publications of Emanuela Lombardo

Stopping rape. Towards a comprehensive policy

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. Contents Introduction; Strategy; Health and victim services; Law and the criminal justice system; Conflict zones; Culture, media and education; Economy; Conclusions.

The quality of gender equality policies. A discursive approach

Can quality of gender+ equality policies be defined in ways that apply across different policy contexts and different policy moments? In light of different scholarly debates and empirical material from gender violence policy debates in Southern and Central Eastern Europe, this paper discusses dilemmas around defining the quality of gender+ equality policies. It proposes a two dimensional model. The first dimension links quality to procedural aspects: empowerment of women’s rights advocates at different stages of the policy process, and transformation with reference to prevailing contextual legacies. The second dimension is more substantive, and includes genderedness, intersectionality, and structurally transformative focus of policies. The paper illustrates how within the framework set by these criteria, quality of gender equality policies is constructed through policy debates in ways that are dependent on the different discursive, institutional, and structural factors specific to various policy contexts.

Krizsan A, Popa RM. Meanings and Uses of Europe in Policymaking against Domestic Violence in Central and Eastern Europe. In: Lombardo E, Forest M, editors. The Europeanization of Gender Equality Policies. A Discursive-sociological Approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan; 2012.