Gender and Equality Law

This volume draws on several decades of advocacy for law reform to advance gender equality.

Author: Julie Goldscheid

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781409438953

Category: Political Science

Page: 609

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This volume draws on several decades of advocacy for law reform to advance gender equality. The essays illustrate the evolution of dominant theoretical approaches and trace their application to core issues, such as the meaning of gender, family formation and roles, equality in the workplace, reproductive rights and violence. The selections are international in their range and include recent works that summarize foundational discussions as well as less well-known articles and essays which capture defining issues with enduring resonance.


Gender and Law

Women constitute a large portion of the economically active population engaged in agriculture.

Author: Lorenzo Cotula

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251048498

Category: Agricultural laws and legislation

Page: 174

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Women constitute a large portion of the economically active population engaged in agriculture. International instruments on human rights, the environment and sustainable development reaffirm the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. Yet women often face gendered obstacles in realizing their rights and feeding their families. This study analyses the gender dimension of agriculture-related legislation in a selection of different countries around the world, examining the legal status of women in three key areas: rights to land and other natural resources; rights of women agricultural workers; and rights concerning women's agricultural self-employment activities, ranging from women's status in rural cooperatives to their access to credit, training and extension services.


Legally Dispossessed

By shifting the focus from the text of the law to an ethnography of litigation -- the nature of disputes, the attitudes of lawyers, the experiences in court, the logic of judgements, and so on -- the analysis highlights the crucial factors ...

Author: Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay

Publisher: Stree Distributed by Bhatkal Books International

ISBN:

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 246

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This path-breaking study of women's experience of litigation under personal laws (those that cover marriage and inheritance) raises vital questions of identity and citizenship. Why is it so difficult to disentangle woman 'as subject/citizen imbued with rights from that of being daughter, sister, wife, widow and the symbol of a community'? Why is it that both Hindu and Muslim women are unsuccessful in their claims for property despite appealing to different personal laws? By shifting the focus from the text of the law to an ethnography of litigation -- the nature of disputes, the attitudes of lawyers, the experiences in court, the logic of judgements, and so on -- the analysis highlights the crucial factors that are obscured in abstract discussions of 'rights'.

Towards Gender Equality in Law

This Open Access book aims to find out how and why states in various regions and of diverse cultural backgrounds fail in their gender equality laws and policies.

Author: Gizem Guney

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9783030980740

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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This Open Access book aims to find out how and why states in various regions and of diverse cultural backgrounds fail in their gender equality laws and policies. In doing this, the book maps out states’ failures in their legal systems and unpacks the clashes between different levels and forms of law—namely domestic laws, local regulations, or the implementation of international law, individually or in combination. By taking off from the confirmation that the concept of law that is to be used in achieving gender equality is a multidimensional, multi-layered, and to an extent, contradictory phenomenon, this book aims to find out how different layers of laws interact and how they impact gender equality. Further to that, by including different states and jurisdictions into its analysis, this book unravels whether there are any similarities/patterns in how these states define and utilise policies and laws that harm gender equality. In this way, the book contributes to the efforts to devise holistic and universal policies to address various forms of gender inequalities across the world. This volume will be of interest to scholars and students in Gender Studies, Sociology, Law, and Criminology.

Gender Perceptions and the Law

Published in 1998. This collection of papers, written by leading lawyers and sociologists in the UK, focuses on the relationships between gender and the law in the context of three areas of law: family law, criminal law and equal rights.

Author: Christine R. Barker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429849435

Category: Law

Page: 147

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Published in 1998. This collection of papers, written by leading lawyers and sociologists in the UK, focuses on the relationships between gender and the law in the context of three areas of law: family law, criminal law and equal rights. The papers argue that gender roles within society affect the legal rights of individuals and impact on procedures they go through to enforce their rights or to gain redress for wrongs done to them. By failing to recognize the social and economic situations in which men and women are placed, the law perpetuates inequalities in their positions. Where attempts are made to ensure equality between the sexes, the result is often the exact opposite, because the legal system treats individuals as equals operating in a vacuum, ignoring the argument that equal treatment does not necessarily mean the same treatment, but can mean different treatment to ensure equality of result. Topics include: ¢ Disputes in the area of parental child custody rights ¢ The rights of surviving spouses to their deceased partner’s estate ¢ Theories for violent behaviour in women as contrasted with men ¢ Gender bias in criminal sentencing ¢ The role of European law in promoting sex equality in the work place ¢ Pornography and free speech ¢ Homosexuality as a civil right of citizenship


International Women s Rights Law and Gender Equality

Written for students, academics, legislators and policymakers engaged in international women's rights law, gender equality, government accountability and feminist legal theory, this book has tremendous transformative potential to drive ...

Author: Ramona Vijeyarasa

Publisher: Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics

ISBN: 9780367549411

Category: Sex discrimination against women

Page: 260

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The law is a well-known tool in fighting gender inequality, but which laws actually advance women's rights? This book unpacks the complex nuances behind gender-responsive domestic legislation, from several of the world's leading experts on gender equality. Drawing on domestic examples and international law, it provides a primer of theory alongside tangible and practical solutions to fulfil the promise of the law to deliver equality between men and women. Part I outlines what progress has been made to date on eradicating gender inequality, and insights into the law's potential as one lever in the global struggle for equality. Parts II and III go on to explore concrete areas of law, with case studies from multiple jurisdictions that examine how well domestic legislation is working for women. The authors bring their critical lens to areas of law often considered from a gender perspective - gender-based violence, women's reproductive health, labour and gender equality quotas - while bringing much-needed analysis to issues often ignored in gender debates, such as taxation, environmental justice and good governance. Part IV seeks to move from a theoretical goal of greater accountability to a practical one. It explores both accountability for international women's rights norms at the domestic level and the potential of feminist approaches to legislation to deliver laws that work for women. Written for students, academics, legislators and policymakers engaged in international women's rights law, gender equality, government accountability and feminist legal theory, this book has tremendous transformative potential to drive forward legal change towards the eradication of gender inequality.