Not Waving but Drowning: Gender Mainstreaming and Human Rights in the United Nations


Charlesworth, Hilary. 2005. ‘Not Waving but Drowning: Gender Mainstreaming and Human Rights in the United Nations’. Harvard Human Rights Journal 18: 1–14.

Author: Hilary Charlesworth


 The Article focuses on gender mainstreaming in the U.N. human rights system, although the technique has been embraced by many other institutions, both national and international. Mainstreaming as a methodology has also become popular in a broad range of areas. For example, international institutions have adopted the jargon of environmental mainstreaming, HIV/AIDS mainstreaming, and indeed human rights mainstreaming. 

Keywords: gender mainstreaming, United Nations, human rights

Topics: Gender, Gender Mainstreaming, International Law, International Human Rights, International Organizations

Year: 2005

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