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6 edition of Women, Law and Human Rights found in the catalog.

Women, Law and Human Rights

An African Perspective

by Fareda Banda

  • 64 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Hart Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Constitutional & administrative law,
  • Human rights,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • Africa,
  • Gender & the Law,
  • Law / Gender & the Law,
  • Women,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights,
  • Women"s Studies - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages456
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8918110M
    ISBN 101841131288
    ISBN 109781841131283

    "The book's embrace is gigantic Not only will Human Rights of Women appeal to a wide audience, it should be read by everyone who has any interest in human rights."—Gender and Development "A brave, honest, and invigorating text."—Journal of Law and Society "Impressive an exemplary volume."—American Journal of International Law. Women's Rights, Human Rights promises to be the most comprehensive and important book available on the subject of women's human rights worldwide. It includes contributions by activists, journalists, lawyers and scholars from twenty-one countries/5(2).

    Women, Law and Human Rights: An African Perspective by Fareda Banda. Africa, with its mix of statute, custom and religion is at the centre of the debate about law and its impact on gender relations. This is because of the centrality of the gender question and its impact on the cultural relativism debate within human rights. By Robin N. Haarr. H uman rights and fundamental freedoms should be birthrights, but across the globe some countries fail to accord human rights to women. Moreover, women are often victims of human rights abuses. Women’s human rights are abused when they cannot participate in decisions that affect their lives and are denied political participation and fair .

    Drawing on feminist theories of international law and human rights, this critical examination of the United Nations' legal approaches to violence against women analyses the merits of strategies which incorporate women's concerns of violence within existing human rights norms such as equality norms, the right to life, and the prohibition against Author: Alice Edwards. The book brings the complex array of legal, political, social, and cultural issues involved in protecting women's human rights front and center for students and teachers of international law. The case book demonstrates that, because of their reach and their complexity, women's human rights deserve to be studied in and of themselves not just as.


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The book considers the provisions of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women which was adopted by the African Union in July Read more Read less click to open popoverCited by: Women and International Human Rights Law: Introduction to Women's Human Rights Issues.

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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/5(2).

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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. Not only will Human Rights of Women appeal to a wide audience, it should be read by everyone who has any interest in human rights."—Gender and Development "Impressive an exemplary volume."—American Journal of International Law "This volume is sure to become the standard text on the international law of women's rights."—5/5(2).

A major theme of the book is a consideration of the linkages of constitutional and international human rights norms with local values. This is done using feminist tools of analysis.

The book considers the provisions of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women which was adopted by the African Union. A major theme of the book is a consideration of the linkages of constitutional and international human rights norms with local values.

This is done using feminist tools of analysis. The book considers the provisions of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women which was adopted by the African Union.

About Women, Law and Human Rights. Africa, with its mix of statute, custom and religion is at the centre of the debate about law and its impact on gender relations.

This is because of the centrality of the gender question and its impact on the cultural relativism debate within human rights. Human Rights and Women. human rights. human rights, universal rights held to belong to individuals by virtue of their being human, encompassing civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights and freedoms, and based on the notion of personal human dignity and worth.

Women’s human rights are an overarching phenomenon touching on all aspects of the international human rights framework. The importance of addressing human rights issues as they specifically pertain to women and others suffering disadvantage or oppression within gender-based power structures has been widely recognised.

Women and International Human Rights Law provides a much-needed insight to what the process is, how it operates in practice, and whether it meets its fundamental aim of promoting the universality of all human rights.

The book addresses the topics with regard to international human rights law and will be of interest to researchers, academics. Women, law and human rights: an African perspective. [Fareda Banda] -- "The book focuses on women's experiences in the family.

This is because the lives of women continue to be lived out largely in the private domain, where the right to privacy is used to conceal. This publication provides an introduction to women’s human rights, beginning with the main provisions in international human rights law and going on to explain particularly relevant concepts for fully understanding women’s human rights.

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The other event was ina year later, when John Rawls published The Law of Peoples. Central to that book was a doctrine of human rights. Very soon after that I had some sabbatical leave, my first leave after eight straight years of teaching, and I thought this was a topic that I really wanted to get stuck into.

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