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Bringing Rights Home: How Niger Ratified CEDAW and Rejected the Maputo Protocol

Alice J. Kang

in Bargaining For Women'S Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816692170
eISBN:
9781452952307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692170.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter Four compares Niger’s responses to women’s rights treaties. Unified women’s mobilization, divided conservative religious mobilization, and the dissolution of parliament facilitated CEDAW’s ... More


The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Iccpr) in the Light of Islamic Law

MASHOOD A. BADERIN

in International Human Rights and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285402
eISBN:
9780191709173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285402.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the provisions of the ICCPR in the light of Islamic law to determine their scope of compatibility. It investigates each right under the ICCPR, followed by an Islamic law ... More


Difficult Encounters with the WPS Agenda in South Asia: Re-scripting Globalized Norms and Policy Frameworks for a Feminist Peace

Rita Manchanda

in New Directions in Women, Peace and Security

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529207743
eISBN:
9781529207767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529207743.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The chapter draws upon scholarship and gender expertise, primarily from South Asia, on the everyday resistance and resilience of local women negotiating multiple militarised patriarchies in the ... More


Human Trafficking, Human Rights and Women, Peace and Security: The Sound of Silence

Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana and Christine Chinkin

in New Directions in Women, Peace and Security

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529207743
eISBN:
9781529207767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529207743.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The chapter discusses the tension that exists between three separate UN agendas, those relating to CEDAW and WPS; the fight against trafficking in human beings; and the Security Council’s broader ... More


Commentary: Women and Islamic Law

Justice Sandra Day O Connor

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641444
eISBN:
9780191741104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641444.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

Chapters 14 and 15 highlight an important facet of human rights approaches to women's rights that reaches beyond the context of Islamic law's interaction with human rights. Both show the value and ... More


Musawah, CEDAW, and Muslim Family Laws in the 21st Century

Lynn Welchman

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641444
eISBN:
9780191741104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641444.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

This chapter explores some of the resonances and dissonances that appear in the recent positions of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), those adopted by Musawah ... More


Cultural Pluralism in International Human Rights Law: The Role of Reservations

Yvonne Donders

in The Cultural Dimension of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199642120
eISBN:
9780191770401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642120.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter addresses cultural pluralism in international human rights law by analysing reservations to human rights treaties. Some have argued that reservations are a legitimate and desirable means ... More


Gender and human rights

Birgit Schippers

in International Human Rights, Social Policy & Global: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447349211
eISBN:
9781447349259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349211.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 12 addresses international human rights provisions in relation to gender. It critically assesses some of the major debates about rights for women in a culturally diverse world, such as ... More


Indigenous Gender Justice as Restructuring Relations

Rauna Kuokkanen

in Restructuring Relations: Indigenous Self-Determination, Governance, and Gender

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190913281
eISBN:
9780190913311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913281.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The concluding chapter argues that there is no Indigenous self-determination without Indigenous gender justice. Whatever is put in place in the name of Indigenous self-determination (or sovereignty) ... More


Equality and the right to education: let’s talk about sex education

Meghan Campbell

in Human Rights and Equality in Education: Comparative Perspectives on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447337638
eISBN:
9781447337676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337638.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter addresses the challenges girls face in accessing human rights-based sex education. Sex education sharply brings into focus the discriminatory gender norms that influence and undermine a ... More


Dual and Dueling Gender in Global Narratives

Kara Ellerby

in No Shortcut to Change: An Unlikely Path to a More Gender Equitable World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479893607
eISBN:
9781479803521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479893607.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Through a tracing of key international documents, one can better understand how gender equality emerged as a specific set of politics and how “gender equals women” was a key development in this ... More


The Alyne Case: Maternal Mortality, Intersectional Discrimination, and the Human Right to Health in Brazil

Kia Lilly Caldwell

in Health Equity in Brazil: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040986
eISBN:
9780252099533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040986.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes the 2002 maternal death of Alyne da Silva Pimentel and the 2011 decision made by the Committee for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women ... More


The Rejection of Quotas

in Parité!: Sexual Equality and the Crisis of French Universalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226741079
eISBN:
9780226741093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226741093.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the rejection of quotas during the mouvement pour la parité in France. During the 1970s and 1980s, as part of the general feminist ferment of the period, continuous pressure ... More


Gender Equality and Women's Employment

in Refugees, Women, and Weapons: International Norm Adoption and Compliance in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759731
eISBN:
9780804772365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759731.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter, which examines women's employment and Japan's adoption of the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), explains that unlike the Refugee ... More


Using the law to challenge gender based violence in university communities

Louise Whitfield

in Gender Based Violence in University Communities: Policy, Prevention and Educational Initiatives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447336570
eISBN:
9781447336624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336570.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter considers the progressive potential of the existing legal frameworks, such as human rights and equality legislation, to challenge gender based violence (GBV) in university communities. ... More


International Recognition

Mona Lena Krook

in Violence against Women in Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190088460
eISBN:
9780190088507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088460.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 traces how the discussions outlined in previous chapters have become embedded in a growing number of international normative frameworks. The architecture surrounding the Convention on the ... More


International interventions

Fiona Bloomer, Claire Pierson, and Sylvia Estrada Claudio

in Reimagining Global Abortion Politics: A Social Justice Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447340430
eISBN:
9781447340485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340430.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

International organisations play a role in challenging restricted access to abortion in national contexts. This chapter considers the use of human rights treaties and an analysis of how access to ... More


Human Rights Meets Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

Monica McWilliams and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

in Marital Rape: Consent, Marriage, and Social Change in Global Context

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190238360
eISBN:
9780190615208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238360.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter outlines how sexual violence became incorporated into the human rights discourse, even as human rights treaty regimes—since their inception—have failed to adequately address the harms ... More


“Taxing for Growth” vs. “Taxing for Equality”—Using Human Rights to Combat Gender Inequalities, Poverty, and Income Inequalities in Fiscal Laws

Kathleen A. Lahey

in Tax, Inequality, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190882228
eISBN:
9780190882266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882228.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter highlights the inadequacy of current measures to mitigate the regressive impacts of value-added tax (VAT), particularly on women as individuals, female-headed households, and ... More


Women’s Participation in the Public Domain Under Human Rights Law: Towards a Participatory Equality Paradigm Shift

Ruth Rubio-Marín

in Gender Parity and Multicultural Feminism: Towards a New Synthesis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198829621
eISBN:
9780191868146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829621.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores how human rights law has contributed to the shift towards participatory gender equality by legitimating the adoption of quotas and parity mechanisms to ensure women’s equal ... More


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