Amnesty International and Women's Rights

Feminist Strategies, Leadership Commitment and Internal Resistances

Amnesty International's (AI) focus on civil and political rights has marked their work with a gender bias from the outset. In the first comprehensive look at AI's work on women's rights, Miriam Ganzfried illustrates the development of their activities regarding women's rights issues over twenty years. Through interviews with staff members and activists and unprecedented access to archive material from the Swiss and the German AI sections, she shows how women activists strategized to make AI increase its work on women's rights. Additionally, the book demonstrates that, despite the leadership's commitment to the Stop Violence Against Women campaign, internal resistance hampered the integration of women's rights into the organization's overall work.

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27 December 2021, ca. 320 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-6008-5
File size: ca. 5.16 MB

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Miriam Ganzfried, Universität Zürich, Schweiz

Author(s)
Miriam Ganzfried
Book title
Amnesty International and Women's Rights Feminist Strategies, Leadership Commitment and Internal Resistances
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 320
Features
24 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-6008-5
DOI
10.14361/9783839460085
Commodity Group
1739
BIC-Code
JPVH JPWF
BISAC-Code
POL035010 POL003000
THEMA-Code
JPVH JPWG
Release date
27 December 2021
Topics
Recht, Politik, Zivilgesellschaft
Readership
Political Science, International Relations, Gender Studies, Sociology of Organizations, Feminist Activists, Staff, Members and Activists of Amnesty International Worldwide, Activists of Human Rights Organizations and of Women's Rights Organizations
Keywords/Tags
Amnesty International, Women's Rights, Human Rights Organizations, Networks, Civil Society, Politics, Law, Human Rights, Social Movements, Political Science

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