Local Action/Global Change: A Handbook on Women's Human Rights

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-05-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This handbook on women's human rights is an integrated set of fourteen teaching and learning units. Together, they are designed to identify key issues in women's human rights, define concepts, outline different methodologies for achieving women's human rights, and offer a wide range of activities to facilitate teaching, learning, and discussion of women's human rights challenges. Included in every chapterare a statement of key objectives, background information, discussion questions, special issue boxes, strategies and examples for taking action, and learning activities. Also included are key UN documents and international law bearing on women's human rights. Handouts, checklists, assessment forms, and activist organizations round out the range of reference materials provided. User-friendly, jargon-free, authoritative, and packed with hands-on information, the handbook is an essential resource for anyone working in the field, human rights professionals, scholars, students, and activists.

Author Biography

Julie Mertus is an Associate Professor and Codirector of the MA program in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs at American University.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Women's Human Rightsp. 1
Women's Human Rights to Equality and Nondiscriminationp. 28
Women's Human Rights in the Familyp. 62
The Human Rights of Young Women and Girlsp. 87
Women's Human Right to Healthp. 112
Women's Human Rights to Reproduction and Sexualityp. 127
Women's Human Right to Freedom from Violencep. 147
Women's Human Right to an Adequate Standard of Livingp. 172
Women's Human Rights and Globalizationp. 192
Women's Human Rights and Workp. 215
Women's Human Right to Educationp. 235
Women's Human Rights in Politics, Public Life, and the Mediap. 256
Human Rights of Refugee, Displaced, and War-Affected Womenp. 280
The Road Ahead: Local Action and Global Changep. 309
Analytical Tables: Analyzing Human Rights Problems, Implementing Human Rights Strategiesp. 311
Participatory Methodologies for Educators and Facilitatorsp. 313
Using Human Rights Systems and Mechanismsp. 325
Glossaryp. 329
Bibliographyp. 336
Indexp. 342
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