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The Human Rights of Women

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ISBN13: 9781842770443
ISBN: 1842770446
Published: January 2002
Publisher: Zed Books
Format: Hardback
Price: £55.00

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This work examines the international instruments that deal with the human rights of women and, in addition, the specifically African experience in trying to implement them. Beginning with an analysis of human rights and gender issues, standards of equality, the work of the United Nations, and other specialized agencies, the discussion moves on to the European human rights system in comparison with other regional instruments.;The book then focuses on the legal and administrative systems in African countries through which standards are implemented nationally and monitored internationally. Specific topics such as female genital mutilation, human rights of women in armed conflict, refugee women as well as women and Islam are discussed. The book aims to better equip human rights workers, teachers, lawyers, civil servants, community leaders, students and academics; preparing them to address cases of inequality, and contribute to women's empowerment by making more effective use of existing international standards.

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Part I: Human Rights of Women - International Instruments 1. International Human Rights Law - The Relevance of Gender Christine Ainetter-Brautigam 2. Human Rights of Women at the Fiftieth Anniversary of the United Nations Dorota Gierycz 3. Charter-based activities regarding Women's Rights in the United Nations and Specialized Agencies (ILO, UNESCO etc.) Dorothea Gaudart 4. The Prohibition of Gender-specific Discrimination under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Manfred Nowak 5. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Andrew Byrnes 6. Women and Humanitarian Law Francoise Hampson 7. The European Human Rights System in Comparison with other Regional Systems Wolfgang Benedek Part II: Human Rights of Women - African Experiences 8. Introduction to the African System of Protection of Human Rights and the Draft Protocol Henry Onoria 9. Women's Rights under Islam Khadija Elmadmad 10. Women, Culture and Human Rights with Special Reference to the Practices of Female Genital Mutilation, Polygamy and Brideprice in Africa Esther Mayambala 11. Modern-Day Missionaries or Misguided Miscreants? NGOs, the Women's Movement and the Promotion of Human Rights in Africa Joe Oloka-Onyango 12. Women in the Armed Forces in Uganda: Human Rights Issues Apollo Makubuya 13. Women Prisoners and Female Staff in Uganda Prisons Kurt Neudek Selected Bibliography Index