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Norm Socialization of Women Migrant Workers' Rights

Hierofani, Patricia Yocie LU (2011) SIMT18 20111
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Abstract
How can national human rights institutions (NHRIs) socialize international norms of the rights of women migrant workers in a gendered manner? This is the main question of the thesis. With the thesis, I contribute to the theory on human rights norms socialization by shifting the highlight from states and transnational advocacy networks to NHRIs. By integrating a feminist perspective, I enrich the theory on human rights norms socialization. Therefore, in socializing of the norms of women migrant workers’ rights, NHRIs carry out the socialization in a gendered manner.

The National Commission on Human Rights of Indonesia (Komnas HAM) and the Malaysian National Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) are the empirical focus of the thesis. I... (More)
How can national human rights institutions (NHRIs) socialize international norms of the rights of women migrant workers in a gendered manner? This is the main question of the thesis. With the thesis, I contribute to the theory on human rights norms socialization by shifting the highlight from states and transnational advocacy networks to NHRIs. By integrating a feminist perspective, I enrich the theory on human rights norms socialization. Therefore, in socializing of the norms of women migrant workers’ rights, NHRIs carry out the socialization in a gendered manner.

The National Commission on Human Rights of Indonesia (Komnas HAM) and the Malaysian National Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) are the empirical focus of the thesis. I compare and analyze the strategy of these two NHRIs in socializing the norms of women migrant workers’ rights into domestic practices. Specifically, I look into their strategy in raising awareness, promoting the ratification of the Migrant Workers’ Convention, institutionalizing the international norms into domestic practices, linking the agenda to transnational advocacy networks, and constructing the discourse on women migrant workers’ rights. The empirical findings show that Komnas HAM and SUHAKAM have not shown a strong gender perspective in carrying out their strategy, particularly in constructing a gendered discourse on the rights of women migrant workers. Therefore, at the end of the thesis, I also give notes regarding further work to be done by feminist transnational advocacy network to strengthen the role of NHRIs in socializing the norms of women migrant workers in a gendered manner. (Less)
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author
Hierofani, Patricia Yocie LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The Role of the National Human Rights Commissions of Indonesia and Malaysia
course
SIMT18 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
national human rights institutions, feminist perspective, norms socialization, Komnas HAM, SUHAKAM
language
English
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1976434
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2011-10-04 14:45:54
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  abstract     = {How can national human rights institutions (NHRIs) socialize international norms of the rights of women migrant workers in a gendered manner? This is the main question of the thesis. With the thesis, I contribute to the theory on human rights norms socialization by shifting the highlight from states and transnational advocacy networks to NHRIs. By integrating a feminist perspective, I enrich the theory on human rights norms socialization. Therefore, in socializing of the norms of women migrant workers’ rights, NHRIs carry out the socialization in a gendered manner.

The National Commission on Human Rights of Indonesia (Komnas HAM) and the Malaysian National Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) are the empirical focus of the thesis. I compare and analyze the strategy of these two NHRIs in socializing the norms of women migrant workers’ rights into domestic practices. Specifically, I look into their strategy in raising awareness, promoting the ratification of the Migrant Workers’ Convention, institutionalizing the international norms into domestic practices, linking the agenda to transnational advocacy networks, and constructing the discourse on women migrant workers’ rights. The empirical findings show that Komnas HAM and SUHAKAM have not shown a strong gender perspective in carrying out their strategy, particularly in constructing a gendered discourse on the rights of women migrant workers. Therefore, at the end of the thesis, I also give notes regarding further work to be done by feminist transnational advocacy network to strengthen the role of NHRIs in socializing the norms of women migrant workers in a gendered manner.},
  author       = {Hierofani, Patricia Yocie},
  keyword      = {national human rights institutions,feminist perspective,norms socialization,Komnas HAM,SUHAKAM},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Norm Socialization of Women Migrant Workers' Rights},
  year         = {2011},
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