1st Edition

Women's Rights, Human Rights International Feminist Perspectives

Edited By J. S. Peters, Andrea Wolper Copyright 1995

    This comprehensive and important volume includes contributions by activists, journalists, lawyers and scholars from twenty-one countries. The essays map the directions the movement for women's rights is taking--and will take in the coming decades--and the concomittant transformation of prevailing notions of rights and issues. They address topics such as the rapes in former Yugoslavia and efforts to see that a War Crimes Tribunal responds; domestic violence; trafficking of women into the sex trade; the persecution of lesbians; female genital mutilation; and reproductive rights.

    Acknowledgments, Introduction, Backgrounds, Regional Reports, Gendered Law, “Public” and “Private”, Cultural Difference, Violence and Health, Development and the Socio-Economy, The Persecuted, The Voiceless, Conclusion, Contributors, Index


    J. S. Peters, Andrea Wolper

    "Peters and Wolper have assembled authors who report on their direct experiences with the effects of cultural, social, and economic practices on women. The descriptions in many of these brief reports are honed by keen feminist analysis, giving the reader the essential evidence to build the case for women's rights as poart of the world's human rights agenda." -- Women & Politics
    "Although women have been fighting for rights for centuries, the struggle for women's human rights is a recent campaign of the international women's movement. Women's Rights, Human Rights offers abundant information and significant analysis to our understanding of this complex and dynamic struggle for women's human rights." -- Joanna Kerr, The North South Institute