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Women's human rights & the feminisation of poverty in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2004-08-11 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T10:41:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T10:41:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7681
dc.description.abstract This article assesses the range of measures in place in South Africa to protect the human rights of women and establish their equality. The Constitution, the National Action Plan, ratified international law and domestic law all aim, or claim, to prioritise the 'right' treatment of women in South Africa. On paper then, there is a human rights 'culture' which is particularly nuanced to take account of gender difference and women's particular vulnerability to the effects of poverty, HIV/AIDS and violence. In practice however, women comprise the majority of the most marginalised, impoverished and least empowered sector of South African society. The paper assesses this marginalisation in the context of an enduring patriarchal culture. The retention of this 'under-blanket' of patriarchal power underlies the virtual exclusion of women from the mainstream of South African economic life. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject WOMEN'S RIGHTS en
dc.title Women's human rights & the feminisation of poverty in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 31(100) en
dc.BudgetYear 2004/05 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Review of African Political Economy en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3128 en
dc.PageNumber 247-261 en
dc.outputnumber 1443 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bentley, K. (2004) Women's human rights & the feminisation of poverty in South Africa. <i>Review of African Political Economy</i>. 31(100):247-261. en
dc.publicationyear 2004 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bentley, K. en


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