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Crossing Boundaries of Gender and Politics in the Global South

Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Editors: Lahai, John, Moyo, Khanyisela (Eds.)

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  • Offers an up-to-date overview of human rights frameworks, in particular with regard to womenHighlights the local conditions that frame the social, gendered, familial and cultural context of post-transition, with a concern for the broader issues of human rights, neoliberalism, and human development
  • Draws on interdisciplinary research by scholars and practitioners from the fields of anthropology, sociology, political science, communication, human rights, international development, humanitarian assistance, social work, education, and law
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This volume counters one-sided dominant discursive representations of gender in human rights and transitional justice, and women’s place in the transformations of neoliberal human rights, and contributes a more balanced examination of how transitional justice and human rights institutions, and political institutions impact the lives and experiences of women. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the contributors to this volume theorize and historicize the place of women’s rights (and gender), situating it within contemporary country-specific political, legal, socio-cultural and global contexts. Chapters examine the progress and challenges facing women (and women’s groups) in transitioning countries: from Peru to Argentina, from Kenya to Sierra Leone, and from Bosnia to Sri Lanka, in a variety of contexts, attending especially to the relationships between local and global forces

About the authors

John Idriss Lahai is Research Fellow at the School of International Studies, Flinders University, Australia.
Khanyisela Moyo is Lecturer at the School of Law and Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice

    Moyo, Khanyisela (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Feminism During Social and Political Repression in Egypt: Making or Breaking Resistance Through Legal Activism

    Sundkvist, Emma

    Pages 17-43

  • Power, Prejudice and Transitional Constitution-Making in Kenya: The Gender of Law and Religious Politics in Reproductive Choice

    Lwabukuna, Olivia

    Pages 45-72

  • Civil Society: The ‘Check and Balance’ to Development of the Laws Against Gender Violence in Timor-Leste

    Yogaratnam, Jeswynn

    Pages 73-112

  • Addressing Violence Against Women Through Legislative Reform in States Transitioning from the Arab Spring

    Chaban, Stephanie

    Pages 113-141

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eBook 91,62 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54202-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 117,69 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54201-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 117,69 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85342-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice
Editors
  • John Lahai
  • Khanyisela Moyo
Series Title
Crossing Boundaries of Gender and Politics in the Global South
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54202-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54202-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54201-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85342-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 272
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