Beth Goldblatt and Lucie Lamarche (eds.): Women’s rights to social security and social protection
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This excellent edited collection has emerged out of a workshop held in Oňati in June 2013 on the topic of ‘Interpreting and Advancing Women’s Rights to Social Security and Social Protection’. It contains thirteen chapters written by leading feminist scholars from a range of different jurisdictions. Each of these chapters analyses from a gender perspective how various states and international bodies have set about giving effect to the right to social security and social protection, which is acknowledged by various UN and ILO legal instruments to be a fundamental human entitlement.
The first two of those chapters—written by Sandra Fredman and Hester Lassard—set out to delineate what a gendered understanding of this core human right would look like, if based around a commitment to substantive equality and participatory inclusion. The next four chapters examine the extent to which the development of social protection floors in the Global South—as encouraged by the ILO Recommendation...