Bachmann, Ingrid, "Book Review: The Prism of Human Rights: Seeking Justice amid Gender Violence in Rural Ecuador by Karin Friederic," Gender & Society, Jun2024, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p474-476

“The Prism of Human Rights: Seeking Justice amid Gender Violence in Rural Ecuador” by Karin Friederic is a book that explores the complexities of gender violence and the meaning of human rights in a rural coastal village in northwest Ecuador. The author emphasizes the importance of understanding the local context and cultural perspectives when addressing gender-based violence. The book draws on ethnographic research spanning 20 years and highlights the interconnectedness of interpersonal and structural violence. It also critiques current human rights practices and suggests strategies for improving outcomes on the ground.