Women, Gender, and Human Rights: A Global Perspective

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Marjorie Agosín
Rutgers University Press, 2001 - Political Science - 339 pages
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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.

 

  

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Contents

Introduction
11
Womens Human Rights in the Public
65
Women Violence and the Human Rights System
83
Mainstreaming a Concern for the Human
98
WOMEN AND HEALTH
123
The Rights of the Girl Child JULIA CHILL
152
Psychocultural Factors in the Adaptation of Jmmigrant
170
AND SOCIAL CHANGE
189
Degrees of Separation JANE STAPLETON
219
Gender Apartheid Cultural Relativism
234
Meeting the Challenge of the LocalGlobal Link
246
IViWOMEN AND THE CULTURES
265
Epistolary Literature JOSEPH SLAUGHTER
289
Before the Mirror CHRISTOPHER MERRILL
312
About the Contributors
323
About the Editor
340

The Forgotten Minority JEAN TROUNSTINE
205

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About the author (2001)

Marjorie Agosin was born in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1955. She has written many books of poetry and fiction. Her childhood and early adolescence were spent with her Jewish family in Chile, where her family also participated in the dominant Catholic culture. The young Agosin became keenly aware of her dual identity in her country, both as a participant and as an outsider. The overthrow of Salvador Allende forced her family to immigrate to Athens, Georgia, where she was then ostracized as an emigrant. She is a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. The poet's current residence is in New England.

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