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Feminist Activism, Women's Rights, and Legal Reform (Feminisms and Development)


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This ground-breaking collection investigates the relationship between feminist activism and legal reform as a pathway to gender justice and social change.

Since the advent of feminist movements in the Global South and North, legal reform has been a popular and yet contentious vehicle of seeking women's rights and empowerment. Accordingly, law has been an important focus of feminist scholarship. This important book will contribute to such scholarship, with comparative insights drawn from field-based research on the processes, the challenges, and the outcomes of legal reform and feminist activism from a number of countries in different regions of the world.

Feminist Activism, Women's Rights and Legal Reform brings together cases from Middle East, Latin America and Asia of the successes and failures of reform efforts concerning the promulgation and implementation of new family laws and domestic violence codes.

About the Author

Mulki Al Sharmani is Affiliate Researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Andrea Cornwall

Introduction: Feminist Activism and Legal Reform: Framing the Issues; Mulki Al-Sharmani

1. Family Law Reform in Palestine: Positions, Styles, and Contestations; Nahda Shehada, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, the Netherlands

2. Readjusting the Women's Too Many Rights: The State, the Public Voice, and Women's Rights in South Yemen; Susanne Dahlgren 3. The 'Religious' in Debates about Reforming Egyptian Personal Status Laws; Mulki Al-Sharmani

4. Men Aboard? Movement for a Uniform Family Code in Bangladesh; Sohela Nazneen

5. From Status to Rights: The Shifting Dimensions of Women's Affairs and Family Law in Iran; Arzoo Osanloo

6. Moroccan Divorce Law, Family Court Judges and Spouses' Claims: Who Pays the Cost When a Marriage is Over?; Jessica Carlisle

7. Organizing to Monitor the Implementation of Maria da Panha Law in Brazil; Silvia de Aquino

8. Implementing Domestic Violence Legislation in Ghana- The Role of Institutions; Takyiwaa Manuh and Angela Dwamena-Aboagye

Product Details

Al-sharmani, Mulki (edt)
Zed Books
al-Sharmani, Mulki
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Women's Studies
Developing & Emerging Countries
Politics-Human Rights
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
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Trade paper
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8.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights

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