Women, Gender, and Human Rights

Women, Gender, and Human Rights

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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.activism on behalf of women in the modern world. The essay provides a textured understanding of human rights, which must begin with the right to knowledge and culminate in the right to public leadership. The second essay, by Sheila Dauer, anbsp;...


Title:Women, Gender, and Human Rights
Author: Marjorie Agosín
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2001
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