Women, Gender, and Human Rights: A Global Perspective / Edition 1

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Overview

The 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights expresses the credo that all human beings are created free and equal. But not until 1995 did the United Nations declare that women’s rights to be human rights, and bring gender issues into the global arena for the first time. The subordination of indigenous and minority women, ethnic cleansing, and the struggle for reproductive rights are some of the most pressing issues facing women worldwide.

Women, Gender, and Human Rights
is the first collection of essays that encompass a global perspective on women and a wide range of issues, including political and domestic violence, education, literacy, and reproductive rights. Most of the articles were written expressly for this volume by internationally known experts in the fields of government, bioethics, medicine, public affairs, literature, history, anthropology, law, and psychology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813529837
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
I Theoretical Visions
Becoming Human: The Origins and Development of Women's Human Rights 15
Indivisible or Invisible: Women's Human Rights in the Public and Private Sphere 65
Women, Violence, and the Human Rights System 83
Mainstreaming a Concern for the Human Rights of Women: Beyond Theory 98
II Women and Health
Women's Health and Human Rights 125
The Rights of the Girl Child 152
Psychocultural Factors in the Adaptation of Immigrant Youth: Gendered Responses 170
III Women, Activism, and Social Change
Women's Rights as Human Rights: Women as Agents of Social Change 191
The Forgotten Minority 205
Degrees of Separation 219
Gender Apartheid, Cultural Relativism, and Women's Human Rights in Muslim Societies 234
Grassroots Organizations and Women's Human Rights: Meeting the Challenge of the Local-Global Link 246
IV Women and the Cultures of Displacement
"What Was She Doing There?": Women as "Legitimate Targets" 267
How Long Does Exile Last? 283
Letters of the Law: Women, Human Rights, and Epistolary Literature 289
Before the Mirror 312
About the Contributors 323
Index 327
About the Editor 340
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