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


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


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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