The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence

Citation:

Baines, Beverley, and Ruth Rubio-Marín. 2005. The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Authors: Beverley Baines, Ruth Rubio-Marîn

Abstract:

Describing the constitutional rights of women in twelve countries, the contributors to this collection draw on a wide range of legal cases covering issues such as abortion, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, sexual abuse, pornography, family relationships, access to health and social assistance benefits, and electoral rights, among others. Their analysis reveals how essentially male judges decide cases that are mainly about women's equality claims. The volume's comparative perspective provides readers with the basis for independent pursuits of constitutional equality for women.

Keywords: women's rights, State Law, gender equality

Topics: Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Governance, Constitutions, Rights, Women's Rights

Year: 2005

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