Women Studies 16 - Nancy Shaba WS 3010-Fish 6 Dec. 2011...

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Nancy Shaba WS 3010-Fish 6 Dec. 2011 Transnational Women’s Movements Transnational feminists movements span across multiple nations and have at their core the belief that women are entitled to the same rights as men, regardless of where the women live, and their ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and social class. Some major reordering of international legal doctrine and institutions would be required to accommodate women. The needs and interests of women often vary based on their local and national contexts. As Dorothy Thomas put it: ‘The fundamental challenge for the movement for women’s human rights is that it not become a reformist project; its recipe should not read, “Add women and stir,” but “Add women and alter.” Local customs and national and religious laws often contradict the treatment of women required by UN conventions and declarations. Because of beliefs in state and cultural sovereignty, those local customs and national laws are usually given precedence. In cultures
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