Engendering Reproductive Rights in the Inter-American System

Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What's Law Got to Do With It?, Kay Lalor, Elizabeth Mills, Arturo Sánchez García and Polly Haste, eds., p. 58, Institute of Development Studies, 2016

156 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2016

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Ciara O'Connell

University of Pretoria, Faculty of Law, Centre for Human Rights, Students

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

The challenge of including a gender perspective within human rights work has been a project only recently undertaken by the international human rights community. It is undeniable that much progress has been made over the past two decades in regard to advocacy and legal efforts to protect, promote and fulfil women’s human rights. However, there remain significant shortcomings in how the law is used to address systemic conditions that cause the subordination of women. This article seeks to explore the gap that exists between women’s rights rhetoric and implementation at the national level. An examination of women’s reproductive rights in the Inter-American System of Human Rights serves as a lens by which to explore how international human rights bodies fall short in addressing the gendered implications of women’s rights violations as they are embedded in national cultures.

Keywords: women's rights, reproductive rights, Inter-American Human Rights System, Gender

Suggested Citation

O'Connell, Ciara, Engendering Reproductive Rights in the Inter-American System (2016). Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What's Law Got to Do With It?, Kay Lalor, Elizabeth Mills, Arturo Sánchez García and Polly Haste, eds., p. 58, Institute of Development Studies, 2016 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2730337

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