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Engendering Human Rights : Cultural and Socio-Economic Realities in Africa - Obioma Nnaemeka

Engendering Human Rights

Cultural and Socio-Economic Realities in Africa

Hardcover Published: 11th May 2005
ISBN: 9781403967077
Number Of Pages: 314

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Engendering Human Rights explores the obstacles African women must overcome to obtain and protect their human rights. The essays in this important volume represent a varied group of distinguished scholars, activists, and practitioners, and incorporate gendered perspectives on the formulating, monitoring, reporting, and implementation of human rights in Africa and the African Diaspora in an age of globalization. Contributors tackle issues ranging from reproductive health and rights, immigration, religion, and spousal abuse to cultural imperatives, legal and constitutional reforms, and the arts. Engendering Human Rights is an excellent resource for scholars in human rights, public health, literature, gender/women's studies, cultural studies, and African studies.

"This book provides an important African perspective to the international debate and struggle for women's human rights. It focuses on social, economic and cultural rights of women, within a human rights framework, that has long been biased towards civil and political rights. The contributors' essays will lead to greater understanding of the gender dimensions of the human rights challenges faced by women in Africa, especially in areas dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic, religious fundamentalism, violence and the rights of female children and adolescents. The book is essential reading for students and academics in Women's Studies, African Studies and International Studies as well as for human rights activists." - Professor Filomina Chioma Steady, Wellesley College



"A lucid contribution to human rights discourses that focuses on the concrete realities of gender and culture in Africa." - Francoise Lionnet UCLA, author of Postcolonial Representations: Women, Literature, Identity.



"This is a work of considerable significance in terms of its concerns, scope and approaches. The materials which illuminate key gender perspectives to invigorate human rights interventions clearly demonstrate the unsustainability of the conventional dichotomy between the so-called generations of human rights in a context characterized by the material challenges that confront Africa." - Leslye Obiora, Professor of Law and Founder, Institute for Research on African Women, Children, and Culture (IRAWCC)

Introduction: Context(ure) of Human Rights
The Right to Health at the Intersection of Gender, Race and Class
Apartheid and Health Professional Accountability: Violations of Reproductive Rights of WomenJeannelle de GruchyGruchy, Jeannelle de
Take Me to the Village: African Women and the Dynamic of Health and Human Rights in Tanzania and Zimbabwe
The Right to Reproductive Health in South African Constitution - A Real Victory for Women?
*Sites of Struggle: Ther Personal in Political
Women, Religion and Postmodernism
Women from the Maghrib and Sub-Saharan Africa in France: Fighting for Health and Basic Human Rights
Women's Rights as Human Rights: Re-Writing African Women's (Auto)biography
The Rights of Female Children and Adolescents
The Girl-Child in Africa: From Rhetoric to Action - Towards Economic Empowerment
Poverty, Adolescent Sexuality and the Shadow of AIDS: A Study of Female Motor Park Workers in Lagos, Nigeria
Sociocultural Barriers to the Education of Kenyan Girls: Gender Discrimination and Sexual Violence in Secondary Schools
Violence Against Women: Invasions of Public and Private Spaces
The Impact of Human Rights Discourse on the Traditional Practice of Female Genital Mutilation
Unveiling the Mask of Privacy: Protecting Survivors of Violence against Women in Kenya
Wife Battery among Workers in a Nigerian University: Prevalence, Nature, and the Rights of Women
In Search of Solutions
Female Genital Mutilation: Campaigns in Germany
Readability of Children's Rights Documents: The LIASSO ExperienceNneka OsakweOsakwe, Nneka
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ISBN: 9781403967077
ISBN-10: 1403967075
Series: Comparative Feminist Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 11th May 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1