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Women and Rights

By Caroline Sweetman
ISBN: 9780855983178
This book explores women's rights: the legal background of human rights legislation; the special human-rights problems of women in situations of conflict or as refugees; violence against women as a human rights violation; the rights of disabled women and the importance of providing information and training to enable women to claim their rights.

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  • Synopsis
    This book explores issues of women's rights including: the legal background and history of human rights legislation; the special human-rights problems of women in situations of conflict or as refugees; violence against women as a human rights violation; the rights of disabled women and the importance of providing information and training to enable women to claim their rights. Contributors include Rebecca J Cook, Alda Facio, Chakola Beyani and Lina Abu Habib.
  • Table of Contents
    Editorial
    Caroline Sweetman


    Enforcing women's rights through law
    Rebecca J. Cook


    From basic needs to basic rights
    Alda Facio


    Violence against Women - the international legal response
    Christine Chinkin


    The needs of refugee women - a human rights perspective
    Chaloka Beyani


    Human rights for women - battles of culture and power
    Karin Poulsen


    Women's legal knowledge - a case study of Mexican urban dwellers
    Luisa Maria Rivera Izabal


    Rivera Izabal "Women and disability don't mix" - double discrimination and disabled women's rights
    Lina Abu Habib


    A right to live - girl workers in the Bangladeshi garment industry
    Gawher Nayeem Wahra and Ferdausur Rahman


    Resources:
    Book review: Human Rights of Women: national and international perspectives (ed. Rebecca Cook)

    Further reading

    Audio-visual material

    Organisations working on rights.
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Caroline Sweetman
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 72
    Format Paperback / softback