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Kvinnors rättigheter och icke-statliga Organisationer, a perfect match?

Ewerlöf, Sofia (2008)
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Since the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted in 1979 there has been evident progress in the area of women's rights in great parts of the world, although this progress is still foremost concentrated to the Western

hemisphere. In Argentina, the work with gender equality and women's rights set of strongly during the last decade. The country has ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment

and Eradication of Violence against Women "Convention of Belem Do Para" but still women and girls are victims of structural discrimination and serious impunity of their rights on a daily... (More)
Since the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted in 1979 there has been evident progress in the area of women's rights in great parts of the world, although this progress is still foremost concentrated to the Western

hemisphere. In Argentina, the work with gender equality and women's rights set of strongly during the last decade. The country has ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment

and Eradication of Violence against Women "Convention of Belem Do Para" but still women and girls are victims of structural discrimination and serious impunity of their rights on a daily basis.

The current situation proves that the positive changes within the context of international and national law do not necessary reach out to the population to the same extent. In the light of the lacking popular involvement and knowledge of their rights, a different type of solution is desirable. Therefore it would be of interest to examinate the role of Non Governmental Organisations (NGO:s) when it comes to implementing human rights in the society and ?the every day life?. The aim with this thesis is to portray the importance of the efforts being done at non governmental levels in the area of Human rights in general, and women's rights in particular. Such work is among others exemplified by a local Non Governmental Organisation in Argentina. The organisation focuses on

preventing and reducing violence against women in the small city of Rosario de la Fronterra in the northern part of Argentina. (Less)
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Ewerlöf, Sofia
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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NGO:s, the international community, Argentina, women?s rights, violence against women, Human rights, Mänskliga rättigheter, Social structures, Sociala strukturer
language
Swedish
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1319858
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2008-01-10
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  abstract     = {Since the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted in 1979 there has been evident progress in the area of women's rights in great parts of the world, although this progress is still foremost concentrated to the Western

hemisphere. In Argentina, the work with gender equality and women's rights set of strongly during the last decade. The country has ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment

and Eradication of Violence against Women "Convention of Belem Do Para" but still women and girls are victims of structural discrimination and serious impunity of their rights on a daily basis.

The current situation proves that the positive changes within the context of international and national law do not necessary reach out to the population to the same extent. In the light of the lacking popular involvement and knowledge of their rights, a different type of solution is desirable. Therefore it would be of interest to examinate the role of Non Governmental Organisations (NGO:s) when it comes to implementing human rights in the society and ?the every day life?. The aim with this thesis is to portray the importance of the efforts being done at non governmental levels in the area of Human rights in general, and women's rights in particular. Such work is among others exemplified by a local Non Governmental Organisation in Argentina. The organisation focuses on

preventing and reducing violence against women in the small city of Rosario de la Fronterra in the northern part of Argentina.},
  author       = {Ewerlöf, Sofia},
  keyword      = {NGO:s,the international community,Argentina,women?s rights,violence against women,Human rights,Mänskliga rättigheter,Social structures,Sociala strukturer},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kvinnors rättigheter och icke-statliga Organisationer, a perfect match?},
  year         = {2008},
}