More than a Seat at the Table: The Gender Politics of National Human Rights Institutions
29 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2011 Last revised: 4 Nov 2014
Date Written: September 2011
The paper begins with an overview of the emergence of NHRIs as global human rights actors and the gendered dimension of NHRI establishment and practice. It then turns to contemporary NHRI establishment and operation and examines gendered norms and practices that impact.
NHRI formation, mission, personnel and operation and, conversely how NHRIs can influence the structuring of gender in society. Finally, we conclude by suggesting a framework to guide the human rights practitioner working on gender equality and inclusion in the space created by NHRIs.
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