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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745636993
ISBN-10: 0745636993
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Niamh Reilly

Niamh Reilly is Senior Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Books By Niamh Reilly

Religion, Gender, and the Public Sphere by Niamh Reilly
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Womens Human Rights by Niamh Reilly
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