A Case Study on Female Infanticide and Foeticide in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India

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Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction 2 2.0 Theory 3 2.1 Galtung’s violence triangle and structural violence and cultural violence 3 2.2 Gender Theory 5 2.3 Human rights 7 2.4 Women’s rights 8 2.5 Consumerism 10 2.6 Conflict resolution conflict transformation 10 3.0 Female infanticide and foeticide—background and case study 11 4.0 Discussion 16 4.1 Galtung and the violence triangle 16 4.2 Cultural violence 17 4.3 Structural violence 17 4.3 Conflict resolution 20 4.4 Conflict transformation. 21 5.0 Conclusion 23 Bibliography 25 7.0 Appendix 28

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Our method of working and collecting information have been both secondary sources, as further utdypet in the bibliography, and also primary sources in the form of interviews that we have conducted with people and institutions we felt had relevance to our area of study and our research question(s). We will compare and explore both the government approach to this problem and an NGO approach and linking them together with both gender theory, human rights, and also the theories of conflict transformation and conflict resolution. We will present theories and concepts that relate to this subject before we will present our case study on female infanticide and foeticide in Pondicherry, and discussion before we will reach our conclusion.

The questions, or what we will examine in detail in this paper will be the following:
How does the state and grass root organizations approach cultural and structural violence related to women’s rights with particular focus on sex selection in Tamil Nadu, India?
Is there a relation between the methods used to approach government and grass root organizations with conflict resolution and conflict transformation?

2.0 Theory

2.1 Galtung’s violence triangle and structural violence and cultural violence
In peace and conflict studies there is a clear

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