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Author Persadie, Natalie Renée.

Title A critical analysis of the efficacy of law as a tool to achieve gender equality / Natalie Persadie.

Published Lanham [Maryland] : University Press of America, c2012.
 Law Library - First Floor  HQ1236.5.D44 P47 2012     AVAILABLE
Descript xxiv, 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-257) and index.
Contents Gender and the law -- The androcentrism of international law and human rights -- The institutional framework : the United Nations and non-governmental organisations post-1945 -- Trinidad and Tobago's domestic gender policy : the legislative response -- Trinidad and Tobago and domestic violence : the specific legislative response -- Trinidad and Tobago and domestic violence : the institutional response -- Trinidad and Tobago and domestic violence : the international response -- Conclusion.
Summary "Law is often perceived as an instrument that can effect social change. While this might be so, it must be complemented by the necessary financial and human resources to make the law effective. Natalie Persadie explains that, among developing countries, such as Trinidad and Tobago, the achievement of legal advances for women-at either the international or national levels-is particularly difficult where practical measures are not subsequently implemented. This is, perhaps, attributable to a lack of political will. Important issues such as gender equality and domestic violence are not given priority and laws aimed at protecting women and promoting women's rights are ineffective, scant, or unenforced. Gender justice can only be realized through a multilevel approach from above and, more importantly, from below, as women have the potential to effect real national and international legal and institutional change to ensure gender equality at both levels"--Back cover.
Subject Women's rights -- Government policy -- Developing countries.
Women -- Developing countries -- Social conditions.
Women in development -- Developing countries.
ISBN 9780761858096