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Raising Women Up: Analysing Australian Advocacy for Women's Rights under International and Domestic Law

Harris-Rimmer, Susan

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On the twentieth anniversary of the Sex Discrimination Act (SDA), Elizabeth Evatt stated that Australia was �falling short on women�s rights�. Earlier in her UN role, she had said: �Ultimately we have to be judged not by our highest ambitions and achievements, but by our ability to raise from the lowest level those whose needs�are greatest. That is the way I would like Australia, and every other country, to be judged in the United Nations.� This chapter reviews progress in Australia in the past...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorHarris-Rimmer, Susan
dc.contributor.editorMargaret Thornton
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:12:22Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-921666766
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/49618
dc.description.abstractOn the twentieth anniversary of the Sex Discrimination Act (SDA), Elizabeth Evatt stated that Australia was �falling short on women�s rights�. Earlier in her UN role, she had said: �Ultimately we have to be judged not by our highest ambitions and achievements, but by our ability to raise from the lowest level those whose needs�are greatest. That is the way I would like Australia, and every other country, to be judged in the United Nations.� This chapter reviews progress in Australia in the past five years according to Evatt�s criteria, and celebrates the role of Australians in creating multilevel strategies to �raise up� Australian women by improving their lives and realise their rights. The issues are analysed through a biographical lens. I examine the crucial role of Evatt, Andrew Byrnes, Jane Connors and Helen L�Orange (in the development of the UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women). The argument is that domestic reform and engagement with the UN system can be a mutually enriching experience, although the Australian women�s movement has not always been effective in joining together international and domestic expertise and debates.
dc.format.extent28 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU ePress
dc.relation.ispartofSex Discrimination in Uncertain Times
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourceSex Discrimination in Uncertain Times
dc.source.urihttp://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/p63371/pdf/ch1211.pdf
dc.titleRaising Women Up: Analysing Australian Advocacy for Women's Rights under International and Domestic Law
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor180114 - Human Rights Law
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4046278xPUB189
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationHarris-Rimmer, Susan, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage291
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage318
local.identifier.doi22459/SDUT.09.2010.12
local.identifier.absseo940113 - Gender and Sexualities
local.identifier.absseo940299 - Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:33:23Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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