Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: The Merging of Feminine and Feminist Interests among El Salvador’s Mother of the Disappeared (CO-MADRES)

Citation:

Stephen, Lynn. 1995. “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: The Merging of Feminine and Feminist Interests among El Salvador’s Mother of the Disappeared (CO-MADRES).” American Ethnologist 22 (4): 807-27.

Author: Lynn Stephen

Abstract:

This article suggests that the multiple facets of women's identities and the ways in which they both accommodate and resist dominant ideologies of gender hierarchy and national security explains their political activity. How CO-MADRES have incorporated issues of state repression, domestic inequality and women's sexuality into a discourse on human rights.

Keywords: female identities, gender hierarchy, national security, political activity, CO-MADRES, state repression, domestic inequality, women's sexuality, human rights, gender discourse

Topics: Civil Society, Feminisms, Gender, Women, Femininity/ies, Gendered Discourses, Gendered Power Relations, Patriarchy, Gender Hierarchies, Gender Equality/Inequality, Gender Equity, Governance, Livelihoods, Peace Processes, Political Participation, Rights, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Security, Human Security, Sexuality Regions: Americas, South America Countries: El Salvador

Year: 1995

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