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Reilly, N.
Women’s Human Rights: Seeking Gender Justice in a Globalizing Age
Polity Press
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Gender, human rights, women, equality, gender based violence, conflict, fundamentalisms
Selected as an “Outstanding Academic Title for 2010” by the American Library Association/CHOICE. To see reviews, go to Reprint edition from Rawat Publications (Jaipur, India) forthcoming (May 2016).This book explores the emergence of transnational, UN-oriented, feminist advocacy for women's human rights, especially over the past three decades.It identifies the main feminist influences that have shaped the movement liberal, radical, third world and cosmopolitan and exposes how the Western, legalist, state-centric, and liberal biases of mainstream human rights discourse impede the realisation of human rights in women's lives everywhere.The book traces the evolution of the women's human rights movement through an examination of its key issues, debates, and practical interventions in international law and policy arenas. This includes efforts to:Develop global gender equality norms via the UN Women's ConventionFrame violence against women as a human rights issue Address gender-based crimes in conflict situations, include women in conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction, and challenge new forms of militarismHighlight the gendered human rights dimensions of widening inequalities in a context of neo-liberal globalisationDevelop human rights responses to anti-feminist fundamentalist movements with a focus on reproductive and sexual rightsUltimately, Women's Human Rights reaffirms a commitment to critically reinterpreted universal human rights principles and demonstrates the vital role that bottom-up, transnational movements play in making them a reality in women's lives.Table of ContentsChapter 1 -- Theorising transnational feminist advocacy in a globalising ageChapter 2 -- Human Rights, Gender and Contested MeaningsChapter 3 -- Women's Human Rights as Equality and Non-DiscriminationChapter 4 -- Violence against Women and Reproductive and Sexual Health as Human Rights IssuesChapter 5 -- Women's Human Rights in Conflict and Post-conflict TransformationChapter 6 -- Development, Globalisation and Women's Human RightsChapter 7 -- Fundamentalisms and Women's Human Rights
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