Cosmopolitan Feminism and Human Rights

Citation:

Reilly, Niamh. 2007. “Cosmopolitan Feminism and Human Rights.” Hypatia 22 (4): 180–98.

Author: Niamh Reilly

Abstract:

Reilly offers an account of cosmopolitan feminism as emancipatory political practice in an age of globalization. This entails a critical engagement with international human rights law; a global feminist consciousness that contests patriarchal, capitalist, and racist power dynamics in a context of neoliberal globalization; cross-boundaries dialogue that recognizes the intersectionality of forms of oppression; collaborative transnational strategizing on concrete issues; and the utilization of global forums as sites of cosmopolitan solidarity and citizen action.

Keywords: international law, global governance, feminist

Topics: Feminisms, Gender, Governance, International Law, International Human Rights

Year: 2007

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