Gender Justice, Human Rights, and Neo‐Liberal Economic Policies

Citation:

Elson, Diane. 2002. “Gender Justice, Human Rights, and Neo‐Liberal Economic Policies.” In Gender Justice, Development, and Rights, edited by Maxine Molyneux and Shahra Razavi, 78–114. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/0199256454.003.0003.

Author: Diane Elson

Abstract:

This chapter analyses the links between neo-liberal economic policies and women’s substantive enjoyment of human rights. It examines the association between two different discourses: human rights and economic efficiency, and the experience of women, particularly poor women in the era of neo-liberal economic policies. Alternative approaches to economic policy that would promote social justice for poor women are considered.

Keywords: gender justice, social justice, poor women, human rights, social rights, neo-liberal economic policies

Topics: Economies, Gender, Political Economies, Rights, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Year: 2002

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