Women's Rights: A Human Rights Quarterly Reader

Women's Rights: A Human Rights Quarterly Reader

by Bert B. Lockwood
     
 

This interdisciplinary collection from the Human Rights Quarterly brings together in a single volume nineteen of the most compelling articles written on women's human rights issues. For the past twenty-five years, Human Rights Quarterly has been a leading publisher of important work in human rights research, exploring the fundamental nature of human

See more details below

Overview

This interdisciplinary collection from the Human Rights Quarterly brings together in a single volume nineteen of the most compelling articles written on women's human rights issues. For the past twenty-five years, Human Rights Quarterly has been a leading publisher of important work in human rights research, exploring the fundamental nature of human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By providing decision makers with insight into complex human rights issues, the journal helps to define national and international human rights policy.

This special issue focuses specifically on the challenges that women face and the efforts by individuals and organizations alike to ensure the protection of women under international law. The articles are organized into five sections that discuss the history and evolution of women's human rights, religion, violence, economic rights, and reproductive rights. The essays address such topics as the rights of Middle Eastern women, rape camps in the former Yugoslavia, and abortion law in Ireland.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801883743
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.44(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Becoming human : the origins and development of women's human rights3
Ch. 2Women's rights as human rights : toward a re-vision of human rights57
Ch. 3Human rights : a feminist perspective70
Ch. 4The gender of Jus Cogens87
Ch. 5Enemies or allies? : feminism and cultural relativism as dissident voices in human rights discourse101
Ch. 6The human rights of Middle Eastern and Muslim women : a project for the twenty-first century133
Ch. 7Post-colonialism, gender, customary injustice : widows in African societies152
Ch. 8Gendered states : rethinking culture as a site of South Asian human rights work214
Ch. 9Women's voices, women's pain243
Ch. 10Women, war, and rape : challenges facing the international tribunal for the former Yugoslavia270
Ch. 11Rape camps as a means of ethnic cleansing : religious, cultural, and ethical responses to rape victims in the former Yugoslavia311
Ch. 12Surfacing children : limitations of genocidal rape discourse342
Ch. 13Rights talk and the experience of law : implementing women's human rights the protection from violence393
Ch. 14Used, abused, arrested, and deported : extending immigration benefits to protect the victims of trafficking and to secure the prosecution of traffickers431
Ch. 15Measuring women's economic and social rights achievement485
Ch. 16The impact of structural adjustment on women : a governance and human rights agenda520
Ch. 17Human rights dynamics of abortion law reform557
Ch. 18Debating reproductive rights in Ireland613
Ch. 19China to CEDAW : an update on population policy639
AppText of the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women667

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >