Mulieris Dignitatem, Ephesians 5, and Domestic Violence: Grounding International Women’s Human Rights
25 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2012
Date Written: January 7, 2010
This Article considers the contribution of Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter On the Dignity and Vocation of Women to the deeper understanding of women’s dignity as it relates to the process of articulating and rearticulating international women’s rights, with particular attention on domestic violence. This letter, Mulieris Dignitatem, brings together some of the Catholic Church’s most important teachings on gender equality. This Article delineates norms articulated in Mulieris Dignitatem that can inform international standards regarding the protection of women from domestic violence.
Keywords: gender equality, women's rights, International human rights, Catholic Church
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