When 'Feminist Beliefs' Became Credible as 'Political Opinions': Returning to a Key Moment in Canadian Refugee Law

17(1) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 135

16 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2012

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Constance MacIntosh

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

This submission highlights the key feminist inroad into the protection of refugee women fleeing persecution over the past twenty years — the moment in which Canadian state machinery formally engaged the fact that women may suffer social, political, or other forms of persecution because they are women. Drawing upon a myriad of sources, the submission illustrates the highly personal experiences that colour this engagement between feminism and the law, as well as the challenge of making women’s experiences as women legally relevant and politically meaningful.

Keywords: feminism, refugee, persecution

Suggested Citation

MacIntosh, Constance, When 'Feminist Beliefs' Became Credible as 'Political Opinions': Returning to a Key Moment in Canadian Refugee Law (2005). 17(1) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 135, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2112075

Constance MacIntosh (Contact Author)

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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