The struggle for women’s rights and to overcome gender oppression has long engaged the efforts of inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations. Feminist Strategies in International Governance provides a new introduction to the contemporary forms of this struggle. It brings together the voices of academics and practitioners to reflect in particular on the effectiveness of human rights strategies and gender mainstreaming. It covers three international issue areas in which feminists currently seek change: women’s human rights and violence against women; the participation of women in peace-making and their protection during conflict; and the gendered effects of development, economic and financial governance.

The book combines a critical reflection on the current state of feminist politics with an introduction to urgent issues on the contemporary international agenda. In addition, the book draws on innovative conceptualizations from constructivism in international relations, legal anthropology and discourse theory to provide new framings of current feminist struggles.

Offering an accessible guide to the engendering of international governance and examining the challenges for international feminist politics in the future, this work will be of great interest to students and scholars of international organizations, gender politics and global governance.

chapter |18 pages

Introducing feminist strategies in international governance

ByGülay Caglar, Elisabeth Prügl, Susanne Zwingel

part |90 pages

Feminist strategies

chapter |16 pages

International human rights law

A portmanteau for feminist norms?
ByHilary Charlesworth

chapter |20 pages

Gender mainstreaming strategies in international governance

ByJacqui True, Laura Parisi

chapter |17 pages

Gender expertise as feminist strategy 1

ByElisabeth Prügl

chapter |18 pages

Feminist strategies in international organizations

The United Nations context
ByCarolyn Hannan

chapter |17 pages

A perspective on feminist international organizing from the bottom up

The case of IGTN and the WTO
ByMariama Williams

part |52 pages

Human rights of women

chapter |16 pages

Translating international women's rights norms

CEDAW in context
BySusanne Zwingel

chapter |16 pages

Doing vernacularization

The encounter between global and local ideas about women's rights in Peru
ByPeggy Levitt, Sally Engle Merry, Rosa Alayza, Mercedes Crisóstomo Meza

chapter |18 pages

Translating international norms

Filters to combating violence against women in Lebanon
ByRita A. Sabat

part |53 pages

Security governance

chapter |16 pages

How do women's rights norms travel?

Peace-building operations as opportunity structures in Bosnia
ByAnne Jenichen

part |80 pages

Economic governance

chapter |16 pages

Economic governance and the regulation of intimacy in gender and development

Lessons from the World Bank's programming 1
ByKate Bedford

chapter |12 pages


Advancing feminist strategies in international governance
ByGülay Caglar, Elisabeth Prügl, Susanne Zwingel