International Human Rights Of Women by Niamh ReillyInternational Human Rights Of Women by Niamh Reilly

International Human Rights Of Women

byNiamh Reilly

Book & Toy | August 11, 2019

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the broad spectrum of human rights issues and violations as they are experienced by women and sexual minorities across civil, political, social, economic, and/or cultural domains, in different regions, countries, and contexts. It offers cogent summaries of concepts, debates, and trends vital to understanding the field and informing practice to advance the human rights of women.

The book looks into such issues as: persistent discrimination in political and economic life; gender-based violence in public and private spheres; obstacles to reproductive and maternal human rights; threats to women human rights defenders; discrimination and violence against LGBT people; violations of women's human rights in conflict situations; and the nexus between sustainable development goals, climate change, and the human rights of women. It also addresses human rights violations in the name of culture or religion, and the challenges in realising the human rights of girls. Finally, the volume showcases effective strategies to advance the human rights of women in the form of national remedial measures and through engagement with international and regional human rights bodies and mechanisms.
Niamh Reilly is Established Professor in the School of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her research interests focus on the gender dimensions of human rights as an international, normative, institutional, political and legal paradigm. She has published widely on issues of gender and human r...
Title:International Human Rights Of WomenFormat:Book & ToyProduct dimensions:390 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 11, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:981108906X

ISBN - 13:9789811089060


Table of Contents

Historical development of norms and advocacy to advance the human rights of women.- Methods for research and practice on the human rights of women.- Human rights issues and violations in the private sphere.- Gender-specific challenges in protecting and fulfilling social and economic human rights.- Benefits and limitations of legal strategies to realise the human rights of women.- Navigating the nexus of religion, culture and the human rights of women.- Tensions between global norms and advocacy and national and local approaches to the human rights of women.