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No Human Right To Sodomy: Christian Conservative Opposition To Sogi Human Rights, Cynthia Burack 2017 Ohio State University - Main Campus

No Human Right To Sodomy: Christian Conservative Opposition To Sogi Human Rights, Cynthia Burack

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

The American Christian conservative movement is the most consistent and persistent adversary of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) civil rights in the US. In recent years, the Christian right has responded to changes in attitudes to same-sex sexuality in the US by relocating some of their attention and operations to issues and arenas of contest outside the US that hold more promise for implacable antagonism to rights and recognition for LGBTQ people. In some parts of the world, these US-based anti-LGBTQ actors have become recognized as “experts” on gender and sexual minorities and the dire consequences the existence of ...


Homophobia, Human Rights And Diplomacy, Douglas Janoff 2017 Carleton University

Homophobia, Human Rights And Diplomacy, Douglas Janoff

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Multilateral human rights diplomacy is a product of the triad relationship between intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), and states. This paper examines the emergence of LGBT rights within the context of the UN human rights system. Recently, the global debates around LGBT rights have become much more public and increasingly complex: Ministers, leaders, and even the UN Secretary-General routinely call on states to do more to protect sexual minorities. Countries such as Uganda and Russia are labeled “homophobic” — not just by human rights activists, but by other states. These “accusations” are delivered both bilaterally and in multilateral forums ...


We Just Need To Pee: Bathroom Bills And The Intersection Of Human Rights, Gender, And Race, Lena Tenney 2017 Ohio State University - Main Campus

We Just Need To Pee: Bathroom Bills And The Intersection Of Human Rights, Gender, And Race, Lena Tenney

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Although rarely publicly discussed, bathrooms are a fundamental element of everyday life. In fact, the majority of the population does not question their right or ability to access public restroom facilities because they are a mundane aspect of daily routine. However, the recent rise of “bathroom bills” in state legislatures has sparked significant media coverage and highlighted activist movements seeking to guarantee safe, affirming, and legally protected access to bathrooms for people of all gender identities and expressions.

This paper will illustrate that bathroom access is not only a matter of public policy, but also a question of human rights ...


Gender, Displacement And Transitional Justice, Sinead McGrath 2017 University College Dublin

Gender, Displacement And Transitional Justice, Sinead Mcgrath

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

In the past fifteen years, there has been huge emphasis on the need for gendered mechanisms dealing with both forced migration and peacebuilding. The UN landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security (S/RES/1325) and the gender-mainstreaming of the 1951 Refugee Convention have urged all actors to increase the participation of women in peacebuilding and their protection in instances of displacement. An underdeveloped link between these issues has not been addressed by the academic community, particularly when looking at societies in transition and the relationship of displaced women to international migration organisations in the context of transitional justice. This ...


Interrogating Rights: How The United States Is Not Complying With The Racial Equality Treaty, Malia Lee Womack 2017 Ohio State University - Main Campus

Interrogating Rights: How The United States Is Not Complying With The Racial Equality Treaty, Malia Lee Womack

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

In 1994, the United States ratified the United Nations’ core anti-racism treaty, ICERD. Although it has been more than two decades since the United States became a member to the multilateral agreement, a wide range of scholarship determines that the nation is not in compliance with the treaty. Little of this research focuses on gender. This paper intervenes with the research by conducting a gendered analysis, with a focus on African American women, of key areas where the US is not meeting its duties to the multilateral agreement.

This manuscript proves that, first, the United States does not comply with ...


Adda F. Howie: "America’S Outstanding Woman Farmer", Nancy Unger 2017 Santa Clara University

Adda F. Howie: "America’S Outstanding Woman Farmer", Nancy Unger

Nancy Unger

In 1894, forty-two-year-old Milwaukee socialite Adda F. Howie seemed a very unlikely candidate to become one of the most famous women in America. And yet by 1925, Howie, the first woman to serve on the Wisconsin State Board of Agriculture, had long been “recognized universally as the most successful woman farmer in America.”1 Howie’s rise to fame came at a time when the widely accepted ideas about gender were divided into the “man’s world” of business, power, and money, and the “woman’s world” devoted to family and home. Yet Howie, rather than being vilified for succeeding ...


Caitlin Keogh: Feminine Feminism, Madeline Beck 2017 Kennesaw State University

Caitlin Keogh: Feminine Feminism, Madeline Beck

The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research

The painter Caitlin Keogh (b. 1982) is a rising star in the Contemporary Art scene in the United States. Currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York, Keogh is one of countless emerging painters in the trendy arts hub, but her work is already receiving international attention and critical acclaim. Her refined use of flat figuration and bold but pastel colors combined with her striking subject matter has situated Keogh distinctly in the massive contemporary art scene today. Keogh’s insertion of feminist discourse, personal identity, and appropriated imagery into her paintings begs a thorough analysis of her work. She ...


School Counselor Competency And Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, And Questioning (Lgbtq) Youth, Rebekah J. Byrd, Danica Hays 2017 East Tennessee State University

School Counselor Competency And Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, And Questioning (Lgbtq) Youth, Rebekah J. Byrd, Danica Hays

Rebekah J. Byrd

Much research has been dedicated to the difficulties LGBTQ individuals face. Further, school counselors have been challenged to assist LGBTQ individuals in the school setting. Being aware of the specific issues and being educated about specific ways to assist these individuals enable school counselors to be more effective clinicians (DePaul, Walsh, & Dam, 2009). This article will address three components of counselor preparation and affirmative school counseling interventions: counselor self-awareness, LGBTQ sexual identity development, and LGBTQ-affirmative school climate. For each component, an activity is presented to assist professional school counselors become more LGBTQ-affirmative.


Evaluating A Safe Space Training For Professional School Counselors And Trainees Using A Randomized Control Group Design, Rebekah J. Byrd, Danica Hays 2017 East Tennessee State University

Evaluating A Safe Space Training For Professional School Counselors And Trainees Using A Randomized Control Group Design, Rebekah J. Byrd, Danica Hays

Rebekah J. Byrd

School counselors need to advocate and act as an ally for all students. Safe Space, a training designed to facilitate competency for working with and serving LGBTQ youth (i.e., LGBTQ competency), has received increased attention in the field of school counseling. However, limited empirical support exists for training interventions such as Safe Space, with only one study to date examining its effectiveness for graduate psychology students (see Finkel, Storaasli, Bandele, & Schaefer, 2003). This study used a randomized pretest-posttest control group design to evaluate and examine the impact of Safe Space training on competency levels of a sample of school ...


A Thirsty Third World: How Land Grabs Are Leaving Ethiopia In The Dust, Emily Ingebretsen 2017 NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc

A Thirsty Third World: How Land Grabs Are Leaving Ethiopia In The Dust, Emily Ingebretsen

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

No abstract provided.


Dalit Women And Water, Janice Lazarus 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Dalit Women And Water, Janice Lazarus

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

The term Dalit means, “crushed” or “broken” and has come to represent those groups which have been traditionally considered to be outside the women in a hamlet in Mahabubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana), India, this paper highlights Dalit women’s experiences related to water use, collection and access that are often shaped by their caste and gender positions. The study is qualitative in nature and employs a phenomenological approach with interviews as the data-collection method. Water is scarce in this community and fetching water often takes place at privately owned wells where discrimination based on caste and gender ...


Assessment Of Water Provision And Associated Risks Among Children In Abeokuta Peri-Urban, Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria: The Gender Implications, Adegbite A. Ayoade, Salako Sikiru, Okanlawon P.O 2017 Ogun State College of Health Ilese-Ijebu

Assessment Of Water Provision And Associated Risks Among Children In Abeokuta Peri-Urban, Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria: The Gender Implications, Adegbite A. Ayoade, Salako Sikiru, Okanlawon P.O

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

An assessment of water supply challenges and risks facing children in selected peri-urban areas of Abeokuta (Akole-Oke Ata, Obatonko, Adigbe) in Ogun, southwestern Nigeria, was carried out during the dry season, in the months of November 2013 to February 2014. Recognizing that the yield of drinking water sources and water supply from the government were drastically reduced during the dry season, in this study, project leaders aimed to determine children’s involvement in household water provision during the dry season in the peri-urban of Abeokuta Ogun State Southwestern Nigeria, and to further determine the gender distribution, risks and risk indicators ...


The Impacts Of Water Shortages On Women’S Time-Space Activities In The High Density Suburb Of Mabvuku In Harare, Liliosa Pahwaringira, Lillian Chaminuka, Kwaedza Muranda-Kaseke 2017 Zimbabwe Open University

The Impacts Of Water Shortages On Women’S Time-Space Activities In The High Density Suburb Of Mabvuku In Harare, Liliosa Pahwaringira, Lillian Chaminuka, Kwaedza Muranda-Kaseke

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

The purpose of this study was to assess how water scarcity affects women’s time-space activity. Time-space activity refers to the lateral distance between locations. In this context time is taken when traveling to and fro collecting water. Space refers to the radius covered. The study was carried out in Mabvuku, a high-density suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe, following observations and reports of serious shortages of water in the area. A case study approach was employed for the study and respondents were selected using purposive and snowball sampling. Data was collected using questionnaires, structured interview guides, and observational surveys. The study ...


Gender Dynamics In Water Governance Institutions: The Case Of Gwanda’S Guyu-Chelesa Irrigation Scheme In Zimbabwe, Emelder M. Tagutanazvo, Vupenyu T. Dzingirai, Everisto Mapedza, Barbara Van Koppen 2017 IWMI-Pretoria

Gender Dynamics In Water Governance Institutions: The Case Of Gwanda’S Guyu-Chelesa Irrigation Scheme In Zimbabwe, Emelder M. Tagutanazvo, Vupenyu T. Dzingirai, Everisto Mapedza, Barbara Van Koppen

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

The need to incorporate women in development interventions has widely been highlighted in development literature. Despite recent attempts to include women in such efforts, the FAO’s 2011 State of the Agriculture Report points out that gender imbalance is still a major concern. This study focuses on the Guyu-Chelesa irrigation scheme in Zimbabwe in an attempt to understand women’s involvement in water governance institutions that are set up around these schemes. At one level, women are well-represented in these institutions. Nonetheless, despite their representation in positions of high-level decision making, their actual decision-making power is limited. For this reason ...


Conceptualizing A Hybrid Framework To Help Improve Gender Outcomes In Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Programs In India, Sunetra Lala, Aidan A. Cronic, Malika Basu, Jyotsna Nirvana 2017 UNICEF Odisha Office, India

Conceptualizing A Hybrid Framework To Help Improve Gender Outcomes In Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Programs In India, Sunetra Lala, Aidan A. Cronic, Malika Basu, Jyotsna Nirvana

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

Developing and managing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs in a sustainable manner contributes to gender equity by improving men’s and women’s access to services and benefits. A gender-sensitive approach to ensure equity in WASH programs can achieve positive outcomes including participatory decision making, empowerment of women, and sustainable programs.

Gender analysis frameworks have a long history in development practice to guide strengthened gender outcomes, and opportunities exist to learn from such frameworks to support implementation of WASH programs in developing countries, including India. This paper reviews seven well-established gender analysis frameworks from the Indian WASH context vis-à-vis ...


The Theatre And The Latrine: Examining Women’S Health Narratives As A Means For Creating Sustainable Sanitation Infrastructure, Victoria Cano 2017 University of Pennsylvania

The Theatre And The Latrine: Examining Women’S Health Narratives As A Means For Creating Sustainable Sanitation Infrastructure, Victoria Cano

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

In the summer of 2013, I traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to directly observe the relationship between gender advancement and national improvements in sanitation practices. My research and experiences in Bangladesh have led me to the conclusion that, while a great deal has been accomplished in terms of improved sanitation, further improvements cannot be made unless the critical importance of Bangladeshi women, including their sanitation needs and their pivotal position as role models of sanitary behavior, are placed at the forefront of Bangladesh’s, and the world’s, sanitation stratagem. I believe that one of the most effective tools to support ...


Sex And Sanitation: Women Taking A Stand So They Can Take A Seat, Stan Laskowski, Pamela J. Lazos 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Sex And Sanitation: Women Taking A Stand So They Can Take A Seat, Stan Laskowski, Pamela J. Lazos

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

No abstract provided.


Multi-Method Evaluation Of A Point-Of-Use Water Filtration And Education Program In Rural Guatemala, Caroline Vines 2017 St. Joseph’s Clinic

Multi-Method Evaluation Of A Point-Of-Use Water Filtration And Education Program In Rural Guatemala, Caroline Vines

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

No abstract provided.


Community Water Management In Rural Uganda: A Woman’S Predicament, Joyce Mpalanyi Magala 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Community Water Management In Rural Uganda: A Woman’S Predicament, Joyce Mpalanyi Magala

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

No abstract provided.


The Accidental Alchemist, Pamela J. Lazos 2017 U.S. EPA

The Accidental Alchemist, Pamela J. Lazos

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

No abstract provided.


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