Intersectionality in the Human Rights Legal Framework on Violence against Women
At the Centre or the Margins?
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- Author: Lorena Sosa, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights
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While gender has become a cornerstone of the current human rights framework on violence against women (VAW), a new theoretical concept has been gaining ground and becoming increasingly visible: intersectionality. In response, this book clarifies three main aspects of the incorporation of intersectionality: it identifies the theoretical and practical implications in relation to VAW; it reveals to what extent intersectionality is incorporated in the current human rights framework on VAW; and it provides empirical evidence of the potential benefits and advantages for cases of VAW derived from the application of intersectionality. This book presents a comprehensive view of approaches within three jurisdictions (the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the Inter-American System) and it will appeal to human rights scholars, lawyers and other practitioners, particularly those interested in VAW and diversity.Read more
- Provides a theoretical discussion of intersectionality by identifying the different approaches found in relevant literature
- Reveals to what extent intersectionality is already incorporated in the human rights framework on violence against women and the consequences for States
- Includes empirical evidence of the potential benefits and advantages for cases of violence against women derived from the application of intersectionality
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- Date Published: November 2017
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781316781920
- contains: 16 b/w illus.
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Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction:
2. Intersectionality and violence against women
Part II. Intersectionality in Law:
3. The human rights framework on violence against women
4. Intersectionality in the United Nations
5. Intersectionality in the Council of Europe and inter-American system
Part III. Intersectionality in Practice:
6. Empirical case in Europe: Romani women and domestic violence
7. Empirical case in the Americas: women, diversity and domestic violence
Part IV. Conclusion.
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