Gender equality and the importance of the law in combating discrimination are issues explored by this insightful work. Gender Injustice allows readers a better understanding of the issue of inequality and aims to increase the likelihood of achieving gender justice in the future. It investigates equality in employment for men and women in terms of the law, at both national and international levels, and looks at the primary role of legislation, which has an impact on the court process. It also discusses the two most important trade agreements of our day - namely the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty - in an historical and compelling analysis of women and equality. By providing a detailed examination of the relationship between gender and the law, the book will be an important read for those concerned with equal pay and equal access to employment.
'Gender Injustice gives insight to the irony that wherever women are found in the workplace, be it in the most developed countries or in the least developed ones, their story is the same: one of inequality.' Professor Laurence C. Nolan, Howard University, USA '…a masterful examination of gender inequality throughout the world. [Dr Cotter] has conducted an extensive review of the projects embarked upon to eliminate this inequality and has critically reviewed how successful these attempts may prove to be…Moreover, she has provided an excellent overview of the various ways in which such inequality manifests itself throughout the world…Dr Cotter is to be congratulated on her research and I would commend her fine efforts.' John Darby, McCann FitzGerald, Solicitors, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin '…The author's consummate knowledge of comparative law in this area permits of an impressive and illuminating discussion of the role of women and relevant equality legislation in a variety of jurisdictions…Actors in the legal, political and socio-economic spheres with an interest in this area will benefit from a close analysis of this book…' Anthony Moore, Barrister-at-Law, Ireland 'This book is exceptionally well-organized and clearly written. Cotter is a practising lawyer, and her commitments to careful legal analysis are clear throughout the text…There is a richness of information from multiple sources that make the book an incredibly good reference for anyone seeking to investigate the international and national mechanisms by which gender equality has been infused into law.' The Law and Politics Book Review 'The amount of research undertaken with respect to the various legal instruments is impressive as is the range of sources cited in the Bibliography.' The Cambrian Law Review '…this book is likely to be well received by those interested in women's employment and/or poverty…effort has been made to make a book that is essentially about
Contents: Introduction to gender injustice; Gender injustice and women; Gender injustice and the United Nations; Gender injustice in Australia and New Zealand; Gender injustice in Africa and South Africa; Gender injustice in Canada, Mexico and the United States; Gender injustice and the North American Free Trade Agreement; Gender injustice in the United Kingdom and Ireland; Gender injustice and the European Union; Conclusion to gender injustice; Bibliography; Index.