Women's Rights to Social Security and Social Protection

Edited by: Beth Goldblatt, Lucie Lamarche

Now available in paperback! This collection examines the human right to social security and social protection from a women's rights perspective. The contributors stress the need to address women's poverty and exclusion within a human rights framework that takes account of gender. The chapters unpack the rights to social security and protection, and their relationship to human rights principles, such as gender equality, participation, and dignity. Alongside conceptual insights across the field of women's social security rights, the collection analyzes recent developments in international law and in a range of national settings. It considers the ILO's Social Protection Floors Recommendation and the work of UN treaty bodies. It explores the different approaches to expansion of social protection in developing countries (China, Chile, and Bolivia). It also discusses conditionality in cash transfer programs, a central debate in social policy and development, through a gender lens. Contributors consider the position of poor women, particularly single mothers, in developed countries (Australia, Canada, the United States, Ireland, and Spain) facing the damaging consequences of welfare cuts. The collection engages with shifts in global discourse on the role of social policy, and the way in which ideas of crisis and austerity have been used to undermine rights with harsh impacts on women. (Series: Onati International Series in Law and Society) [Subject: Human Rights Law, Gender & the Law, Social Security & Welfare Law, Socio-Legal Studies]

Publication Date: 2/23/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781509912957

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