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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
  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316623527

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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.

    • 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: December 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316623527
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.413kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. 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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    Lorena Sosa, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights

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