Table of contents

  1. Susana T. Fried, Andrea Espinoza-Kim
  2. Charlotte Bunch, Niamh Reilly

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the broad spectrum of human rights issues and violations as they are experienced by women and others who experience gender-based discrimination across civil, political, social, economic, and/or cultural domains, in different regions, countries, and contexts. It offers cogent summaries of concepts, debates, and trends vital to understanding the field and informing practice to advance the human rights of women.

The book looks into such issues as: persistent discrimination in political and economic life; gender-based violence in public and private spheres; obstacles to reproductive and sexual rights; threats to women human rights defenders; gender discrimination and violence against LGBTQI people, minorities and people with disabilities; violations of women's human rights in contexts of conflict and migration; and the nexus between development and the human rights of women. It also addresses human rights violations in the name of culture or religion, and the challenges in realising the human rights of girls. Finally, the volume showcases effective strategies to advance the human rights of women in the form of national remedial measures and through engagement with international and regional human rights bodies and mechanisms.


human rights women’s rights gender discrimination reproductive rights maternal rights LGBT rights minority rights rights advocacy gender equality international law women’s movement feminism feminist political theory religion and gender religion and culture sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Niamh Reilly
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Global Women’s StudiesNational University of Ireland Centre for Global Women’s StudiesGalwayIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4550-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-8841
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-885X