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Human Rights and Gender Violence

Translating International Law into Local Justice (Chicago Series in Law and Society)

by Sally Engle Merry

  • 5 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Anthropology,
  • Violence in Society,
  • Social Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Sociology,
  • International,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights,
  • Social Science / Anthropology / General,
  • Anthropology - General,
  • Human rights,
  • Legal status, laws, etc,
  • Violence against,
  • Women

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9562961M
    ISBN 100226520730
    ISBN 109780226520735

    Gender based violence, immigration, and religious values have often intersected where patriarchy-based power is exerted on the other. An international panel of contributors take a multidisciplinary approach to investigating three central themes. Firstly, the intersection between religion, immigration, domestic violence, and human rights. Sally Engle Merry has 13 books on Goodreads with ratings. Sally Engle Merry’s most popular book is Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating Inte.

    Intersectionality in the Human Rights Legal Framework on Violence against Women - by Lorena Sosa October different notions of gender were discussed in different academic disciplines, bringing tension within feminism. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's : Lorena Sosa. Human Rights and Gender Violence investigates the tensions between global law and local justice from an insider’s perspective. As an observer of UN diplomatic negotiations as well as the workings of grassroots feminist organizations in several countries, Sally Engle Merry shows how human rights law holds authorities accountable for the Category: Books.

    Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. Gender-based violence undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims, yet it remains shrouded in a culture of silence. Gender, Violence and Human Security is an important contribution to the literature on human security, as well as human rights and human development. It confronts the short-comings of human security as a concept, particularly its broad definition of security/insecurity and the .


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Human Rights and Gender Violence by Sally Engle Merry Download PDF EPUB FB2

Human rights law and the legal protection of women from violence are still fairly new concepts. As a result, substantial discrepancies exist between what is decided in the halls of the United Nations and what women experience on a daily basis in their communities. Human Rights and Gender Violence is an ambitious study that investigates the tensions between global law and local justice.

As an. Human Rights and Gender Violence makes a convincing argument for taking seriously the notion of local cultures and provides a model for how context, Human Rights and Gender Violence book, values, and the particulars of social and institutional life can be given consideration.”--Donald Brenneis, University of California, Santa CruzCited by: Human Rights and Gender Violence is an ambitious study that investigates the tensions between global law and As a result, substantial discrepancies exist between what is decided in the halls of the United Nations and what women experience on a daily basis in their communities/5.

Human rights law and the legal protection of women from violence are still fairly new concepts. As a result, substantial discrepancies exist between what is decided in the halls of the United Nations and what women experience on a daily basis in their communities.

Human Rights and Gender Violence is an ambitious study that investigates the tensions between global law and local justice.5/5(1). As a human rights violation, gender violence is a relative newcomer, but since the s it has become the centerpiece of women's human rights.

Strenuous activism by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) along with a series of major world conferences on women in the s and s defined violence against women as a human rights : University of Chicago Press.

Introduction: Gender Violence and Human Rights in the Western Pacific (PDF, MB) – Aletta Biersack and Martha Macintyre ; Villages, Violence and Atonement in Fiji (PDF, MB) – Lynda Newland doi ‘Lost in Translation’: Gender Violence, Human Rights and Women’s Capabilities in Fiji (PDF, MB) –.

- Identify different types and sites of gender-based violence, its main victims and perpetrators. - Discuss what gender-based violence is and why it is a violation of women’s human rights.

- Analyze gender-based violence from the women’s human rights perspective. Activity 1: Gender-Based Violence: Definitions 1. International Human Rights law has for many years been reluctant to address the issue of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Violence against Women (VAW).

This was mostly because up until the late s/early s, VAW, especially domestic violence was not considered to be an issue that required to be dealt with in the human rights law.

Gender violence in particular, she argues, is rooted in deep cultural and religious beliefs, so change is often vehemently resisted by the communities perpetrating the acts of aggression. A much-needed exploration of how local cultures appropriate and enact international human rights law, this book will be of enormous value to students of 4/5(1).

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 5/5(2). The book looks into such issues as: persistent discrimination in political and economic life; gender-based violence in public and private spheres; obstacles to reproductive and maternal human rights; threats to women human rights defenders; discrimination and violence against LGBT people; violations of women's human rights in conflict.

With The Seductions of Quantification, leading legal anthropologist Sally Engle Merry investigates the techniques by which information is gathered and analyzed in the production of global indicators on human rights, gender violence, and sex trafficking.

Although such numbers convey an aura of objective truth and scientific validity, Merry. The concluding chapter of Gender, Violence, and Human Security draws together the major themes presented by the authors. In this final chapter, Freree talks about how employing a intersectional feminist approach to gendering human security can emphasize political inclusion for a variety of groups and eliminate the binary understanding present.

The papers address a wide range of gender and human rights issues, including the convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), gender-based violence, culture and the law, indigenous peoples, trafficking and migration, land and property rights, diversity and a life cycle approach to gender and human rights.

Gender Violence. Asia. March 5, Adopt Gender and Development Protocol. Africa. Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing.

Ending Sexual Assault and RapeRape, sexual assault and violence against women are severe human rights violations, yet they remain widespread around the globe.

Although men and boys experience gender-based violence as well, women around the world are disproportionately affected by sexual violence, both during peace and wartime. According to the World Health Organization, more than 35.

Gender-based violence in conflict settings violates the fundamental human rights of women and it is therefore regarded as human rights issue to be addressed by human rights instruments and treaties. Gender based violence may be described as that violence infringed on persons or groups of individuals on a core basis of being a male or female.

The book addresses the fundamental questions of what feminist legal theory is, what rights are, who the subject of rights is and how a human rights document can be read in a gender-conscious way.

It explores issues such as the legal regulation of sexuality and prosecution. Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating International Law into Local Justice - Ebook written by Sally Engle Merry.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating International Law into Local Justice/5(4).

This book will be an invaluable resource for students and practitioners of multiple fields of practice and academic studies, including health and social care, nursing, social work, childhood studies, gender studies, disability studies, safeguarding and child protection, equality and.

Gender violence in particular, she argues, is rooted in deep cultural and religious beliefs, so change is often vehemently resisted by the communities perpetrating the acts of aggression.A much-needed exploration of how local cultures appropriate and enact international human rights law, this book will be of enormous value to students of gender.

Her recent books include Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating International Law into Local Justice (), and The Practice of Human Rights: Tracking Law between the Local and the Global, (co-edited with Mark Goodale; ).

She is past president of the Law and Society Association and the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology.Book Description: Rebecca J. Cook and the contributors to this volume seek to analyze how international human rights law applies specifically to women in various cultures worldwide, and to develop strategies to promote equitable application of human rights law at the international, regional, and domestic levels.