Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Rape within heterosexual intimate relationships in Iran: legal frameworks, cultural and structural violence

Buy Article:

$29.28 + tax (Refund Policy)

Rape and sexual assault are widespread but significantly under-reported worldwide. This is more so in countries where the legal system and the cultural context provide impunity for the perpetrators of sexual violence, and which sometimes blame victims for provoking the assault. Secondary victimisation of rape and sexual assault victims through the responses of individuals and institutions are prevalent globally. However, this silence might be enforced further by the patriarchal legal system and long-established traditional cultures. This article aims to theorise rape within the Iranian context employing the concepts of cultural and structural violence from a feminist perspective. Such conceptualisation will facilitate a demonstration of the interplay between victims, perpetrators, the culture and the state.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: CULTURAL VIOLENCE; HONOUR; IRAN; MARITAL RAPE; RAPE; RELIGION; STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE; VIRGINITY

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Email: [email protected]

Publication date: July, 2017

This article was made available online on June 21, 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "Rape within heterosexual intimate relationships in Iran: legal frameworks, cultural and structural violence".

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
UA-1313315-21
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more