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Linking Local and Global Feminist Advocacy: Framing Women's Rights as Human Rights in the Republic of Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Reilly, Niamh en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-10T13:08:10Z en
dc.date.available 2011-08-10T13:08:10Z en
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation Reilly, Niamh (2007), 'Linking Local and Global Feminist Advocacy: Framing Women's Rights as Human Rights in the Republic of Ireland, Women's Studies International Forum 30 : 114-133. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2123 en
dc.description.abstract This article argues that global-level feminist advocacy in the 1990s has had a significant impact within feminist advocacy in the Republic of Ireland. An important manifestation of this is the growing engagement of groups in Ireland with women's human rights discourses in framing feminist claims in the domestic arena and the emergence of related transnational solidarity links. This article identifies six approaches to women's human rights advocacy in Ireland: human rights facilitating collective action, local-global solidarity and transformation; human rights as modes of (quasi) legal accountability; human rights as a framework for social, economic and gender justice; women's political participation as a human rights issue; human rights as a challenge to gendered racism; and women's bodily integrity as a human rights issue. The author argues that these developments reflect a new, outwardly-oriented departure within the Irish women's movement. In addition to interviews with advocates and assessments of related activities, the article is informed by the author's involvement in women's human rights projects in Ireland and internationally. en
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dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject Centre for Innovation & Structural Change (CISC) en
dc.subject Advocacy en
dc.subject Feminism en
dc.title Linking Local and Global Feminist Advocacy: Framing Women's Rights as Human Rights in the Republic of Ireland en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/361/description en
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