This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the broad spectrum of human rights issues and violations as they are experienced by women and others who experience gender-based discrimination across civil, political, social, economic, and/or cultural domains, in different regions, countries, and contexts. It offers cogent summaries of concepts, debates, and trends vital to understanding the field and informing practice to advance the human rights of women. The book looks into such issues as: persistent discrimination in political and economic life; gender-based violence in public and private spheres; obstacles to reproductive and sexual rights; threats to women human rights defenders; gender discrimination and violence against LGBTQI people, minorities and people with disabilities; violations of women's human rights in contexts of conflict and migration; and the nexus between development and the human rights of women. It also addresses human rights violations in the name of culture or religion, and the challenges in realising the human rights of girls. Finally, the volume showcases effective strategies to advance the human rights of women in the form of national remedial measures and through engagement with international and regional human rights bodies and mechanisms.
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Historical development of norms and advocacy to advance the human rights of women Methods for research and practice on the human rights of women Human rights issues and violations in the private sphere Gender-specific challenges in protecting and fulfilling social and economic human rights Benefits and limitations of legal strategies to realise the human rights of women Navigating the nexus of religion, culture and the human rights of women Tensions between global norms and advocacy and national and local approaches to the human rights of women.