Women's Social and Economic Rights

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9780702185779
  • 1st Edition
  • 292 Pages
  • 2011


Goldblatt, B (Editor) ; McLean, K (Editor)

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2011 - 1st Edition

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About this Publication:

This book covers women’s rights to health, housing, social security, land, food, water and basic services, education and work and also explores these rights through a cross-cutting examination of the girl child’s rights and customary law. Chapters focus on the South African context, legislation and jurisprudence but also discuss the role of international human rights law in the area of women’s social and economic rights. A framework chapter offers a conceptual approach to ‘engendering’ social and economic rights rather than simply extending them in a gender neutral way to women.

Contents Include:

  • Introduction - Beth Goldblatt and Kirsty McLean
  • Engendering Social and Economic Rights - Sandra Fredman
  • The Right to Social Security - Addressing Women's Poverty and Disadvantage - Beth Goldblatt
  • Girls' Social and Economic Rights in South Africa - Ann Skelton
  • Rural Women Redefining Land Rights in the Context of Living Customary Law - Aninka Claassens and Sindiso Mnisi
  • Elusive Equality: Women, Property Rights and Land Reform in South Africa - Cherryl Walker
  • 'A Woman’s Home is Her Castle?' – Poor Women and Housing Inadequacy in South Africa - Lilian Chenwi and Kirsty McLean
  • More Work for Women: A Rights-Based Analysis of Women's Access to Basic Services in South Africa - Jackie Dugard and Nthabiseng Mohlakoana
  • The Right to Reproductive Health and Access to Health-Care Services Within the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Programme: The Reality on the Ground in the Face of HIV/AIDS - Muriel Mushariwa
  • The Right to Food – Addressing Women's Needs as Individuals, Wombs and Mothers - Karen Kallmann
  • Gender Equality and Education in South Africa - Faranaaz Veriava
  • Women and the Right to Work - Carole Cooper

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Legal practitioners specialising in socio-economic rights litigation
  • Government departments
  • NGOs
  • Academics  

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