Gender and the Politics of Rights and Democracy in Latin America

  • Nikki Craske
  • Maxine Molyneux

Part of the Women’s Studies at York Series book series (WSYS)

About this book


This volume assesses one of the most important developments in contemporary Latin American women's movements: the engagement with rights-based discourses. Organised women have played a central role in the continued struggle for democracy in the region and with it gender justice. The foregrounding of human rights, and within them the recognition of women's rights, has offered women a strategic advantage in pursuing their goals of an inclusive citizenship. The country-based chapters analyse specific bodies of rights: rights and representation, domestic violence, labour rights, reproductive rights, legal advocacy, socio-economic rights, rights and ethnicity, and rights, the state and autonomy.


democracy gender women

Editors and affiliations

  • Nikki Craske
    • 1
  • Maxine Molyneux
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Latin American StudiesUniversity of LiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Institute of Latin American StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

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