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Lately, the slogan "women's rights are human rights" has develop into a valuable declare of the of the worldwide women's stream. Human Rights and Gender Politics: Asia-Pacific views examines the serious matters raised via this embracing and enlargement of the human rights discourse by means of feminists worldwide.This quantity demanding situations the normal, ungendered and male-centred research of the politics of human rights and addresses the way forward for worldwide feminisms. it really is crucial examining for all these attracted to studying extra approximately human rights and women's rights within the Asia-Pacific sector.

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This ambivalence is explored in some detail in Langer’s chapter, which looks at how Salvadoran refugee women in Australia subvert the opposition between third-world women and western feminism posed by debate which situates human rights as a western construct. She discusses a particular crisis in a solidarity group when some members were criticized (albeit in an overtly homophobic way) for affiliating themselves with organizations like Las Dignas, an explicitly feminist organization in El Salvador.

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