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International Human Rights in Land As a Tool to Empower Women in Post-Conflict Countries

Pereira Rezende Teixeira, Alessandra LU (2011) JAMM04 20102
Department of Law
Abstract
The nature of warfare is changing in ways that increasingly endanger women and girls. Besides suffering from the general brutality inflicted by violent conflict, women also suffer particular attacks whose form is defined by distinct notions of female sexuality. However, the ironic fact must be recognized that the upheaval of a conflict can break down social barriers and traditional patriarchal patterns, providing opportunities to implement international legislation against gender discrimination. Land is more than often identified as the basis of wealth, social status and power. It is the primary source for shelter, food and economic activities. Right to housing cannot be fulfilled if there is no access to land. Consequently, equal rights... (More)
The nature of warfare is changing in ways that increasingly endanger women and girls. Besides suffering from the general brutality inflicted by violent conflict, women also suffer particular attacks whose form is defined by distinct notions of female sexuality. However, the ironic fact must be recognized that the upheaval of a conflict can break down social barriers and traditional patriarchal patterns, providing opportunities to implement international legislation against gender discrimination. Land is more than often identified as the basis of wealth, social status and power. It is the primary source for shelter, food and economic activities. Right to housing cannot be fulfilled if there is no access to land. Consequently, equal rights to access land are fundamentally important to the potential of building balanced gender relations in post-conflict societies and to integrate women to their new reality. (Less)
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author
Pereira Rezende Teixeira, Alessandra LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Women's Land Rights in Post-Conflict Countries
course
JAMM04 20102
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Conflict Land Land Rights Post-Conflict War Women Women's Empowerment Feminism Agrarian Reform
language
English
id
2155103
date added to LUP
2011-10-25 13:52:10
date last changed
2011-10-25 13:52:10
@misc{2155103,
  abstract     = {The nature of warfare is changing in ways that increasingly endanger women and girls. Besides suffering from the general brutality inflicted by violent conflict, women also suffer particular attacks whose form is defined by distinct notions of female sexuality. However, the ironic fact must be recognized that the upheaval of a conflict can break down social barriers and traditional patriarchal patterns, providing opportunities to implement international legislation against gender discrimination. Land is more than often identified as the basis of wealth, social status and power. It is the primary source for shelter, food and economic activities. Right to housing cannot be fulfilled if there is no access to land. Consequently, equal rights to access land are fundamentally important to the potential of building balanced gender relations in post-conflict societies and to integrate women to their new reality.},
  author       = {Pereira Rezende Teixeira, Alessandra},
  keyword      = {Conflict
Land
Land Rights
Post-Conflict
War
Women
Women's Empowerment
Feminism
Agrarian Reform},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {International Human Rights in Land As a Tool to Empower Women in Post-Conflict Countries},
  year         = {2011},
}