Are Women Human

  • Filename: are-women-human.
  • ISBN: 9780674417861
  • Release Date: 2007-11-30
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



More than half a century after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights defined what a human being is and is entitled to, Catharine MacKinnon asks: Are women human yet? She exposes the consequences and significance of the systematic maltreatment of women and its systemic condonation as she points toward fresh ways of targeting its toxic orthodoxies. A critique of the transnational status quo that also envisions the transforming possibilities of human rights, this bracing book makes us look as never before at an ongoing war too long undeclared.

Are Women Human

  • Filename: are-women-human.
  • ISBN: 0674021878
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 419
  • Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



Exposing the consequences and significance of the systematic maltreatment of women, and its systemic condonation, this book takes us into the heart of the international law of conflict to ask - and reveal - why the international community can rally against terrorists' violence, but not against violence against women.

Are Women Human

  • Filename: are-women-human.
  • ISBN: 0802829961
  • Release Date: 2005-08-06
  • Number of pages: 69
  • Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing



Introduction by Mary McDermott Shideler One of the first women to graduate from Oxford University, Dorothy Sayers pursued her goals whether or not what she wanted to do was ordinarily understood to be "feminine." Sayers did not devote a great deal of time to talking or writing about feminism, but she did explicitly address the issue of women's role in society in the two classic essays collected here. Central to Sayers's reflections is the conviction that both men and women are first of all human beings and must be regarded as essentially much more alike than different. We are to be true not so much to our sex as to our humanity. The proper role of both men and women, in her view, is to find the work for which they are suited and to do it. Though written several decades ago, these essays still offer in Sayers's piquant style a sensible and conciliatory approach to ongoing gender issues.

Human Rights of Women

  • Filename: human-rights-of-women.
  • ISBN: 0812215389
  • Release Date: 1994-01-01
  • Number of pages: 634
  • Author: Rebecca J. Cook
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press



Rebecca J. Cook and the contributors to this volume seek to analyze how international human rights law applies specifically to women in various cultures worldwide, and to develop strategies to promote equitable application of human rights law at the international, regional, and domestic levels. Their essays present a compelling mixture of reports and case studies from various regions in the world, combined with scholarly assessments of international law as these rights specifically apply to women.

Women s Human Rights

  • Filename: women-s-human-rights.
  • ISBN: 9780745636993
  • Release Date: 2009-11-09
  • Number of pages: 203
  • Author: Niamh Reilly
  • Publisher: Polity



Niamh Reilly explores the emergence of transnational, UN-oriented feminist advocacy for women's human rights, especially over the past three decades and identifies the main feminist influences that have shaped the movement.

Women and Human Development

  • Filename: women-and-human-development.
  • ISBN: 0521003857
  • Release Date: 2001-06-04
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Martha C. Nussbaum
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Martha Nussbaum proposes a kind of feminism that is genuinely international.

Faith and Freedom

  • Filename: faith-and-freedom.
  • ISBN: 0815626673
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Mahnaz Afkhami
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press



Papers chiefly presented at a conference titled "Religion, culture, and women's human rights in the Muslim world," held Sept. 9-10, 1994 at the American University in Washington, D.C., and sponsored by Sisterhood Is Global Institute.

Women s Human Rights

  • Filename: women-s-human-rights.
  • ISBN: 9780812220919
  • Release Date: 2009-08-31
  • Number of pages: 665
  • Author: Susan Deller Ross
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press



According to Susan Deller Ross, many human rights advocates still do not see women's rights as human rights. Yet women in many countries suffer from laws, practices, customs, and cultural and religious norms that consign them to a deeply inferior status. Advocates might conceive of human rights as involving torture, extrajudicial killings, or cruel and degrading treatment—all clearly in violation of international human rights—and think those issues irrelevant to women. Yet is female genital mutilation, practiced on millions of young girls and even infants, not a gross violation of human rights? When a family decides to murder a daughter in the name of "honor," is that not an extrajudicial killing? When a husband rapes or savagely beats his wife, knowing the legal authorities will take no action on her behalf, is that not cruel and degrading treatment? Women's Human Rights is the first human rights casebook to focus specifically on women's human rights. Rich with interdisciplinary material, the book advances the study of the deprivation and violence women suffer due to discriminatory laws, religions, and customs that deny them their most fundamental freedoms. It also provides present and future lawyers the legal tools for change, demonstrating how human rights treaties can be used to obtain new laws and court decisions that protect women against discrimination with respect to employment, land ownership, inheritance, subordination in marriage, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, polygamy, child marriage, and the denial of reproductive rights. Ross examines international and regional human rights treaties in depth, including treaty language and the jurisprudence and general interpretive guidelines developed by human rights bodies. By studying how international human rights law has been and can be implemented at the domestic level through local courts and legislatures, readers will understand how to call upon these newly articulated human rights to help bring about legislation, court decisions, and executive action that protect women from human rights violations.

Women s Human Rights

  • Filename: women-s-human-rights.
  • ISBN: 9780745654942
  • Release Date: 2013-04-23
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Niamh Reilly
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Women's Human Rights: Seeking Gender Justice in a Globalising Age explores the emergence of transnational, UN-oriented, feminist advocacy for womens 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 womens lives everywhere. The book traces the evolution of the womens 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 Womens Convention Frame 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 militarism Highlight the gendered human rights dimensions of widening inequalities in a context of neo-liberal globalisation Develop human rights responses to anti-feminist fundamentalist movements with a focus on reproductive and sexual rights Ultimately, 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.

Human Rights are Women s Right

  • Filename: human-rights-are-women-s-right.
  • ISBN: UVA:X002641469
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Amnesty International
  • Publisher: Amnesty International



For millions of women the 1990's have meant terror, deprivation, and the imperative of fighting for justice. Today, what unites women internationally - transcending class, race, culture, religion, nationality and ethnic origin - is their vulnerability to abuse of their fundamental human rights, and their dedicated efforts to claim those rights.Every year millions of women suffer every abuse and violation known to the modern world. Certain violations, such as rape, are primarily directed at women. The report highlights the situation of women in some 75 countries and shows how much work must be done if we are indeed to have "Equality by the Year 2000".

Just Advocacy

  • Filename: just-advocacy.
  • ISBN: 0813535891
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 301
  • Author: Wendy S. Hesford
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press



'Just Advocacy?' sheds light on the often overlooked ways that women and children are further subjugated when political or humanitarian groups represent them solely as victims and portray the individuals that are helping them as paternal saviours.

Trafficking Women s Human Rights

  • Filename: trafficking-women-s-human-rights.
  • ISBN: 9781452932736
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Julietta Hua
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press



How images of sex trafficking produce notions of race, sex, and citizenship

It s about time

  • Filename: it-s-about-time.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105070105775
  • Release Date: 1995-02-01
  • Number of pages: 8
  • Author: Amnesty International
  • Publisher: Amnesty International



Women Gender and Human Rights

  • Filename: women-gender-and-human-rights.
  • ISBN: 0813529832
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 339
  • Author: Marjorie Agosín
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press



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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