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dc.contributor.authorTang, Kwong-Leungen
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:10:45Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:10:45Zen
dc.date.issued2000-11-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/741923788
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131435en
dc.descriptionIn October 1999, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Optional Protocol to the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (otherwise known as the Women's Convention). As of September 2000, 62 states have signed the Optional Protocol, and nine of these have ratified it. Women's rights activists hope that through the Protocol, the international legal system will lead governments to address the issue of violence against women and other violations of their rights. This article charts the development of the Optional Protocol, and assesses the difference it will make to women who face violations of their human rights. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent9en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-leadership-role-of-international-law-in-enforcing-womens-rights-the-optiona-131435
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectRights
dc.titleThe leadership role of international law in enforcing women's rights: the optional protocol to the women's conventionen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordGender-based violence
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameWomen and Leadershipen
prism.number3en
prism.volume8en
dc.year.issuedate2000en


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