Introduction: Feminist Advocacy, Constitutions and Law

International Review of Constitutionalism , Vol. 9, No. 2, 2009

15 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2010  

Penelope Andrews

University of Cape Town (UCT) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

The programs and projects of the last few decades of feminist advocacy have been applauded, resisted, and vilified. Despite these divergent responses, there is no doubt that in societies across the globe women’s voices in the legal and political realm are no longer muted. Organizing and lobbying on all five continents, aided and abetted by the liberating possibilities of the innovative communications technology, especially the internet, women advocates have created the discursive space in the political, legal, social, and economic realm to influence governmental policies, law and practice. Developments in the last few decades have illustrated the concerted efforts by women activists and scholars from across the globe to bring women’s issues from the margins of political and legal discourse to a place where women’s concerns and priorities are at least recognized. The contributors to this volume of the International Review of Constitutionalism explore some contemporary feminist legal issues.

Keywords: human rights, constitutionalism, feminist legal theory

JEL Classification: K10, K19

Suggested Citation

Andrews, Penelope, Introduction: Feminist Advocacy, Constitutions and Law (2009). International Review of Constitutionalism , Vol. 9, No. 2, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1593747

Penelope Andrews (Contact Author)

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