Globalization, Human Rights & Security

Women make up a majority of the world’s poor; more than half of immigrants, refugees and casualties of armed conflicts; and they are often the first to feel the brunt of economic, political, environmental and humanitarian crises. At the same time, women are essential partners for promoting conflict resolution, reducing extremism and promoting post-conflict reconstruction and sustainable development. However, governments and international organizations often overlook the significant contributions and vital perspectives of women and girls, thereby undermining effective security policies and peace-building initiatives. Human rights advocates and security experts are calling for more efforts to invest in women, implement gender-sensitive laws and policies and ensure that women are included at decision-making tables. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter

See: Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter 

From: Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University

Author: Sally Kenney

Date Published: July 13, 2012

 

Intended for use in courses on law and society, as well as courses in women’s and gender studies, women and politics, and women and the law, this book explores different questions in different North American and European geographical jurisdictions and courts, demonstrating the value of a gender analysis of courts, judges, law, institutions, organizations, and, ultimately, politics. Gender and Justice argues empirically for both more women and more feminists on the bench, while demonstrating that achieving these two aims are independent projects.

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Intended for use in courses on law and society, as well as courses in women’s and gender studies, women and politics, and women and the law, this book explores different questions in different North American and European geographical jurisdictions and courts, demonstrating the value of a gender analysis of courts, judges, law, institutions, organizations, and, ultimately, politics. 

Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter

Intended for use in courses on law and society, as well as courses in women’s and gender studies, women and politics, and women and the law, this book explores different questions in different North American and European geographical jurisdictions and courts, demonstrating the value of a gender analysis of courts, judges, law, institutions, organizations, and, ultimately, politics. Gender and Justice argues empirically for both more women and more feminists on the bench, while demonstrating that achieving these two aims are independent projects.

URL: 
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415881449/
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Gender-Specific Measures of Economic Conditions and Child Abuse

See: Gender-Specific Measures of Economic Conditions and Child Abuse

FromCenter for the Study of Women in Society at University of Oregon

Author: Jason Lindo

Date Published: Spring 2013

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The steady decline in rates of child abuse in the United States over the past two decades presents something of a puzzle for researchers. A huge literature spanning several disciplines suggests that poverty is a key determinant of abuse. Yet there hasn't been even a slight uptick in rates of abuse during either of the most recent recessions, despite substantial increases in poverty. 

Gender-Specific Measures of Economic Conditions and Child Abuse

URL: 
http://csws.uoregon.edu/wp-content/docs/publications/ResearchMatters/Spring_13_CSWS_RM_Lindo.pdf

2012 Mid-Year Legislative Wrap-Up

There's no question that 2011 was a truly seismic year for reproductive rights in the U.S. More than 60 laws damaging women's access to reproductive health care passed in 24 states, an unprecedented assault on women's health care. And this year, the powerful aftershock has further strained women's reproductive autonomy. As of July, 15 states had already passed around 40 harmful laws—marking another year of unbridled animosity toward women.

URL: 
http://reproductiverights.org/sites/crr.civicactions.net/files/documents/USLP_midyear_7.18.12_v3.pdf
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