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Bacha posh och mänskliga rättigheter, är flickans bästa att låtsas vara pojke?

Örtegren, Julia LU (2016) STVK02 20152
Department of Political Science
Abstract
It has come to attention that there are families in some parts of Afghanistan without sons that choose one of their daughters to become a boy, to become a ”bacha posh”. This phenomenon exists because of the strong patriarchy structure that limits girls living conditions and possibilities in Afghanistan. With a short haircut, traditional boy clothing and a male name a new world is opening up, the world that according to the United Nation is supposed to be available for everyone. My purpose in this thesis is to investigate if bacha posh is justified, or runs counter, with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). With a normative analyze I will explore the phenomenon bacha posh and the CRC through a universalist and culture... (More)
It has come to attention that there are families in some parts of Afghanistan without sons that choose one of their daughters to become a boy, to become a ”bacha posh”. This phenomenon exists because of the strong patriarchy structure that limits girls living conditions and possibilities in Afghanistan. With a short haircut, traditional boy clothing and a male name a new world is opening up, the world that according to the United Nation is supposed to be available for everyone. My purpose in this thesis is to investigate if bacha posh is justified, or runs counter, with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). With a normative analyze I will explore the phenomenon bacha posh and the CRC through a universalist and culture relativist perspective. The result of the thesis tells that, through the universalist perspective, bacha posh goes against a number of articles, among other Article 3 (Best interest of the child), and is thereby not justified by the CRC. Through a culture relativist perspective, I find a number of gaps in the CRC, above all the lack of gender and intersectional perspective that make the case of bacha posh interestingly fall between the chairs. (Less)
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Örtegren, Julia LU
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STVK02 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Bacha posh, barnkonventionen, kulturrelativism, universalism, jämställdhet
language
Swedish
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8513949
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  abstract     = {It has come to attention that there are families in some parts of Afghanistan without sons that choose one of their daughters to become a boy, to become a ”bacha posh”. This phenomenon exists because of the strong patriarchy structure that limits girls living conditions and possibilities in Afghanistan. With a short haircut, traditional boy clothing and a male name a new world is opening up, the world that according to the United Nation is supposed to be available for everyone. My purpose in this thesis is to investigate if bacha posh is justified, or runs counter, with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). With a normative analyze I will explore the phenomenon bacha posh and the CRC through a universalist and culture relativist perspective. The result of the thesis tells that, through the universalist perspective, bacha posh goes against a number of articles, among other Article 3 (Best interest of the child), and is thereby not justified by the CRC. Through a culture relativist perspective, I find a number of gaps in the CRC, above all the lack of gender and intersectional perspective that make the case of bacha posh interestingly fall between the chairs.},
  author       = {Örtegren, Julia},
  keyword      = {Bacha posh,barnkonventionen,kulturrelativism,universalism,jämställdhet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bacha posh och mänskliga rättigheter, är flickans bästa att låtsas vara pojke?},
  year         = {2016},
}