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Women, Gender, and Human Rights: A Global Perspective
edited by Marjorie Agosín
Rutgers University Press, 2001
eISBN: 978-0-8135-6042-7 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-2982-0 | Paper: 978-0-8135-2983-7
Library of Congress Classification HQ1236.W5852 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.42


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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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