Women and Religious Freedom: Synergies and Opportunities

Title:
Women and Religious Freedom: Synergies and Opportunities
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052-003-01504-8
ISBN:
9780160942839
Description

While a common misperception persists that women’s rights to equality and freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) are clashing rights, the two are actually indivisible and interrelated, a new USCIRF report finds. FoRB is neither a right of “religion” as such, nor an instrument for support of religiously phrased limitations on women’s rights to equality. Harmful practices affecting women and girls cannot be accepted as legitimate manifestations of FoRB because the assertion of one human rights claim cannot be used to extinguish other rights. FoRB can play a role in responding to harmful practices by: mobilizing belief-based actors; supporting individuals to understand and interpret their religion in harmony with the rights of others; and encouraging everyone to consider whether their religious laws should be imposed on others.

The purpose of this publication is to seek to identify complexities between FoRB and the right to women’s equality through the analysis of various international human rights law documents impacting this topic.

Table of Contents

Acronyms ix

Executive Summary1

Overview 1

International Human Rights Sources 1

Clashing Rights? The Treaty Body Response 2

Religiously-Phrased Reservations 3

UN Mechanisms 5

Violations That Arise: Women’s Rights/Religion “Clashes”? 6

Harmful Practices 7

Violations of Women’s Rights and FORB 8

FORB and Women’s Equality 9

Transcending the Barriers, Addressing the Divide10

Endnotes 11

Audience

Human rights activists, international human rights policymakers, religious leaders of all faiths.

Product Details

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USA Price:
$10.00
International Price:
$14.00
Publisher:
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Year/Pages:
2017: 18 p.
Key Phrases:
  • Religious Freedom
  • Womens Rights
Weight:
0.3125
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1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
11/17/2017
Last Status Update:
04/26/2018
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