Women, Politics, and the United Nations

Women, Politics, and the United Nations

by Anne Winslow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313295220

ISBN-13: 9780313295225

Pub. Date: 07/30/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

How have women used global institutions and the networking possible through them to assure women's emergence on the world stage? How successful have women been at the United Nations and at international conferences over the years in their pressures for equality and for a full partnership with men? To what extent have women gained a foothold in the political arena

Overview

How have women used global institutions and the networking possible through them to assure women's emergence on the world stage? How successful have women been at the United Nations and at international conferences over the years in their pressures for equality and for a full partnership with men? To what extent have women gained a foothold in the political arena internationally, and have they been able to exert their influence and to improve their situation? Expert participants and scholars give varying perspectives and insights about the history of women's worldwide efforts through governmental and nongovernmental organizations. They trace the role of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. They analyze the politics of the three world women's conferences in the 1970s and the 1980s, the evolution of institutions set up as catalysts to resolve key issues in developing countries, and the changing conditions for women in the UN Secretariat and specialized agencies. These unusual appraisals and a lengthy bibliography are for interdisciplinary audiences of women and men around the world—essential background to understanding the 1995 UN conference in Beijing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313295225
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1995
Series:
Contributions in Women's Studies Series, #15
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Forerunners in Women's Quest for Partnership by Margaret E. Galey

Women Find a Place by Margaret E. Galey

International Women's Year (IWY) and the Conference on IWY by Virginia R. Allan, Margaret E. Galey, and Mildred E. Persinger

Losing the Battle/Winning the War: International Politics, Women's Issues, and the 1980 Mid-Decade Conference by Jane S. Jaquette

Women and Power: The Nairobi Conference, 1985 by Charlotte G. Patton

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (The Women's Convention) by Arvonne S. Fraser

The Politics of Women and Development by Margaret Snyder

Equality for Women in the United Nations Secretariat by Kristen Timothy

Women's International Nongovernmental Organizations at the United Nations by Carolyn M. Stephenson

Specialized Agencies and the World Bank by Anne Winslow

Conclusion

Appendices

Selected Bibliography

Index

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