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Robson reviews Andrews at Jotwell: The Global Problem of Women`s Equality

cover of book linking to publishers siteFind Ruthann Robson’s review of (Albany Law Dean) Penelope Andrews’ “From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women’s Human Rights” on Jotwell, here.

At its most hopeful, Andrews’ book presents the struggle for equality in South Africa as it was mounted against the Apartheid state, resulting in a new constitutional regime devoted to transformative law and politics. Andrews attributes the fact that this transformation included gender equality to a confluence of forces, but most importantly women’s participation. She suggests that the path chosen by South Africa is a model for many other nations, stressing that the involvement of women at all levels and phases is vital.

Find other papers by Andrews here (SSRN: open source).  Warning: you`ll want to read any you haven`t already.

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