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Author Peters, Julie.

Title Women's rights, human rights : international feminist perspectives / edited by Julie Peters and Andrea Wolper
Published New York : Routledge, 1995


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Description 372 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Gendered war crimes : reconceptualizing rape in time of war / Rhonda Copelon -- AIDS and gender violence : the enslavement of Burmese women in the Thai sex industry / Hnin Hnin Pyne -- Female genital mutilation / Nahid Toubia -- Freedom close to home : the impact of violence against women on reproductive rights / Lori L. Heise -- International human rights and women's reproductive health / Rebecca J. Cook -- Women's access to productive resources : the need for legal instruments to protect women's development rights / Nadia H. Youssef -- Contextualizing gender and labor : class, ethnicity and global politics in the Yemeni socio-economy / Huda A. Seif -- Women's rights and the right to development / Rhoda E. Howard -- Women and the word : the silencing of the feminine / Siobhan Dowd -- Discrimination and the tolerance of difference : international lesbian human rights / Julie Dorf and Gloria Careaga Pérez -- Human rights for refugee and displaced women / Sima Wali -- Where in the world is there safety for me? : women fleeing gender-based persecution / Pamela Goldberg
The testimony of women writers : the situation of women in China today / Zhu Hong -- Human rights as men's rights / Hilary Charlesworth -- Critiquing gender-neutral treaty language : the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women / Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Stefanie A. Lindquist -- The public/private distinction in international human rights law / Donna Sullivan -- State discriminatory family law and customary abuses / Julie Mertus -- The human rights of women in the family : issues and recommendations for implementation of the Women's Convention / Marsha A. Freeman -- The politics of gender and culture in international human rights discourse / Arati Rao -- Cultural pluralism as a bar to women's rights : reflections on the Middle Eastern experience / Ann Elizabeth Mayer -- Popularizing women's human rights at the local level : a grassroots methodology for setting the international agenda / Maria Suarez Toro
Transforming human rights from a feminist perspective / Charlotte Bunch -- Women's human rights : the emergence of a movement / Elisabeth Friedman -- Women's rights and the United Nations / Elissavet Stamatopoulou -- Violence against women : the Indian perspective / Indira Jaising -- Legacies of invisibility : past silence, present violence against women in the former Yugoslavia / Jasmina Kuzmanović -- The medium term Philippine development plan toward the year 2000 : Filipino women's issues and perspectives / Liza Largoza-Maza -- Women in South Africa and the constitution-making process / Brigitte Mabandla -- After the revolution : violations of women's human rights in Iran / Akram Mirhosseini -- "Help me balance the load" : gender discrimination in Kenya / Koki Muli -- Women's human rights in the United States : an immigrant's perspective / Ilka Tanya Payan -- Women in Israel : fighting tradition / Carmel Shalev
Summary Under democracy and dictatorship, in times of war and times of peace, women's human rights are violated daily and often systematically. Women may be denied the right to vote or hold office. They may be subjected to rape and sexual abuse by soldiers, police, employers, family members. They may not be free to choose when or whom to marry, or how many children to have and when to have them. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." Yet women's freedom, dignity and equality are persistently compromised by law and by custom in ways that men's are not. The mere extension of existing human rights protection to women is insufficient: women's rights must be understood as human rights. Women's Rights, Human Rights includes contributions by activists, journalists, lawyers and scholars from twenty-one countries. The essays map the directions the movement for women's human rights is taking--and will take in the coming decades-- and the concomitant transformation of prevailing notions of rights and issues. The volume addresses such topics as the rapes in former Yugoslavia and efforts to see that a War Crimes Tribunal responds; domestic violence; trafficking of women into the sex trade; the persecution of lesbians; female genital mutilation; and reproductive rights. Women's Rights, Human Rights provides original and much-needed perspectives that will take the crucial issue of women's human rights through the nineties and beyond while articulating new agendas for dealing with them
Analysis Women Rights
Human rights
International comparisons
Overseas item
Women - Legal status, laws, etc
Notes Includes bibliographical references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Feminism.
Human rights.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Women's rights.
Author Peters, Julie.
Wolper, Andrea.
LC no. 94015775
ISBN 0415909945 (hard : acid-free paper)
0415909953 (paperback)