Challenging the traditional treatment of human rights cast in purely legal frameworks, the authors argue that, in order to promote the notion of human rights, its geographies and spatialities must be investigated and be made explicit. A wealth of case studies examine the significance of these components in various countries with multi-cultured societies, and identify ways to integrate human rights issues in planning, development and policy making. The book uses case studies from UK, Israel, Canada, Singapore, USA, Peru, European Union, Australia and the Czech Republic.

part I|22 pages


chapter 1|20 pages

Gender and Human Rights

Implications for Planning and Development

part II|68 pages

Gender, Planning and Human Rights

part III|78 pages

Gender, Development and Policy-Making Within the Human Rights Context

chapter 6|18 pages

Households, Violence and Women's Economic Rights

A case study of women and work in Appalachia

chapter 7|14 pages

Gender, Informal Employment and the Right to Productive Resources

The human rights implications of micro-enterprise development in Peru

chapter 9|13 pages

Does Cultural Survival have a Gender?

Indigenous women and human rights in Australia

chapter 10|16 pages

Women and Human Rights in Post-Communist Countries

The situation in the Czech Republic

part IV|8 pages


chapter 11|6 pages

Gender, Planning and Human Rights

Practical Lessons