Engendering reproductive rights in the inter-American system

O'Connell, Ciara (2016) Engendering reproductive rights in the inter-American system. Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s Law Got to Do with It?. pp. 58-65.

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Abstract

The challenge of including a gender perspective within human rights work has been a project only recently undertaken by the international human rights community (United Nations 1981, 1994, 1995). It is undeniable that much progress has been made over the past two decades in regard to advocacy and legal efforts to protect, promote and fulfil women’s human rights. However, there remain significant shortcomings in how the law is used to address systemic conditions
that cause the subordination of women. This article seeks to explore the gap that exists between women’s rights rhetoric and implementation at the national level. An examination of women’s reproductive rights in the Inter-American System of Human Rights serves as a lens by which to explore how international human rights bodies fall short in addressing the gendered implications of women’s rights violations as they are embedded in national cultures.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: reproductive rights, women's rights, human rights, Inter-American System of Human Rights, gender
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
K Law
K Law > KG Latin America (General)
Depositing User: Ciara OConnell
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2016 10:07
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 15:22
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59588

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