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Women and Gender

Charlotte Bunch

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199560103.003.0028

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

 Women and Gender

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This article discusses women and gender, and first identifies the differences between the concepts. It moves on to a critical examination of the norms and their institutional manifestations, along with selected UN system efforts to promote women's rights in development, peace and security, human rights, and health. The article also provides a balanced evaluation of how much things have changed for girls and women over the last sixty years.

Keywords: women; gender differences; norms; institutional manifestations; system efforts; development; peace and security; health; human rights

Article.  7230 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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