This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the United States, the Middle East, and North Africa, to discuss and critically analyze the intersection of gender and human rights laws as applied to individuals of Arab descent. It seeks to raise consciousness at the intersection of gender, identity, and human rights as it relates to Arabs at home and throughout the diaspora. The context of revolution and the destabilizing impact of armed conflicts in the region are used to critique and examine the utility of human rights law to address contemporary human rights issues through extralegal strategies. To this end, the volume seeks to inform, educate, persuade, and facilitate newer or less-heard perspectives related to gender and masculinities theories. It provides readers with new ways of understanding gender and human rights and proposes forward-looking solutions to implementing human rights norms. The goal of this book is to use the context of Arabs at home and throughout the diaspora to critique and examine the utility of human rights norms and laws to diminish human suffering with the goal of transforming the structural, social, and cultural conditions that impede access to human rights. This book will be of interest to a diverse audience of scholars, students, public policy researchers, lawyers and the educated public interested in the fields of human rights law, international studies, gender politics, migration and diaspora, and Middle East and North African politics.
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Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Acknowledgments; List of contributors; PART I: Defining gender and human rights for arabs at home and throughout the diaspora; 1 Hegemonic femininity and hijab as a human right; 2 Palestine's accession to CEDAW: one step of the thousand-mile journey; PART II: At home: Arab Spring, gender, and human rights; 3 The sources of public patriarchal authority in Morocco; 4 Media representations of Palestinian women: post-arab Uprisings; PART III: The Arab diaspora: gender, human rights, and migration 5 Theorizing sexual violence against men in the Middle East and North african region as gender-related persecution under refugee and asylum law6 Gender, Islamophobia, and refugee exceptionalism; 7 Moroccan women migrants in Europe: a transformative experience; Bibliography; Index
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