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Gender Justice, Development, and Rights$
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Maxine Molyneux and Shahra Razavi

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199256457

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199256454.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Gender Justice, Development, and Rights
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Maxine Molyneux (Contributor Webpage)

Shahra Razavi (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199256454.003.0001

This introductory chapter opens with a discussion on the gains made the international human rights movement in the 1990s. It draws attention to and social and economic policies that have kept many women in a state of poverty and deprivation. These policies serve as the backdrop to the studies in this volume, which are described in detail.

Keywords:   human rights movement, women’s rights, social policy, economic policy, poverty

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