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Human Rights of Women
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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. Their essays present a compelling mixture of reports and case studies from various regions in the world, combined with scholarly assessments of international law as these rights specifically apply to women.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. I. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Women's International Human Rights Law: The Way Forward
  2. pp. 3-36
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  1. II. Challenges
  2. pp. 37-38
  1. 2. To Bellow like a Cow: Women, Ethnicity, and the Discourse of Rights
  2. pp. 39-57
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  1. 3. What are "Women's International Human Rights"?
  2. pp. 58-84
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  1. 4. State Responsibility Goes Private: A Feminist Critique of the Public/Private Distinction in International Human Rights Law
  2. pp. 85-115
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  1. 5. Intimate Terror: Understanding Domestic Violence as Torture
  2. pp. 116-152
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  1. 6. Why Rethinking the Sovereign State is Important for Women's International Human Rights Law
  2. pp. 153-164
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  1. III. International and Regional Approaches
  2. pp. 165-166
  1. 7. State Responsibility Under International Human Rights Law to Change Religious and Customary Laws
  2. pp. 167-188
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  1. 8. Toward More Effective Enforcement of Women's Human Rights Through the Use of International Human Rights Law and Procedures
  2. pp. 189-227
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  1. 9. State Accountability Under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
  2. pp. 228-256
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  1. 10. Toward a More Effective Guarantee of the Enjoyment of Human Rights by Women in the Inter-American System
  2. pp. 257-284
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  1. 11. Toward a More Effective Guarantee of Women's Rights in the African Human Rights System
  2. pp. 285-307
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  1. 12. African Women's Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights—Toward a Relevant Theory and Practice
  2. pp. 307-325
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  1. 13. Domestic Violence as an International Human Rights Issue
  2. pp. 326-339
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  1. 14. The Developing Approaches of the International Commission of Jurists to Women's Human Rights
  2. pp. 340-348
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  1. IV. National Approaches
  2. pp. 349-350
  1. 15. General Approaches to Domestic Application of Women's International Human Rights Law
  2. pp. 351-374
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  1. 16. Obstacles to Women's Rights in India
  2. pp. 375-396
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  1. 17. Challenges to the Application of International Women's Human Rights in the Sudan
  2. pp. 397-421
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  1. 18. The Impact of Structural Adjustment Programs on Women's International Human Rights: The Example of Ghana
  2. pp. 422-436
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  1. 19. Canadian Approaches to Equality Rights and Gender Equity in the Courts
  2. pp. 437-462
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  1. V. Guaranteeing Human Rights of Particular Significance to Women
  2. pp. 463-464
  1. 20. Equality in the Home: Women's Rights and Personal Laws in South Asia
  2. pp. 465-494
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  1. 21. Using the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights to Secure Women's Access to Land in Africa
  2. pp. 495-514
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  1. 22. Reproductive Rights as Human Rights: The Colombian Case
  2. pp. 515-531
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  1. 23. The Use of International Human Rights Norms to Combat Violence Against Women
  2. pp. 532-572
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  1. Appendix A. Chart of Ratifications of Selected Human Rights Instruments
  2. pp. 573-586
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  1. Appendix B. Model Communication Form
  2. pp. 587-590
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  1. Appendix C. Organizational Resources
  2. pp. 591-596
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 597-600
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  1. Table of Cases
  2. pp. 601-606
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 607-634
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