Maxine Molyneux and Shahra Razavi

in Gender Justice, Development, and Rights

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780199256457
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601989 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization


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This introductory chapter opens with a discussion on the gains made the international human rights movement in the 1990s. It draws attention to and social and economic policies that have kept many women in a state of poverty and deprivation. These policies serve as the backdrop to the studies in this volume, which are described in detail.

Keywords: human rights movement; women’s rights; social policy; economic policy; poverty

Chapter.  17159 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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