In recent years, the slogan "women's rights are human rights" has become a central claim of the of the global women's movement. Human Rights and Gender Politics: Asia-Pacific Perspectives examines the critical issues raised by this embracing and expansion of the human rights discourse by feminists worldwide.
This volume challenges the conventional, ungendered and male-centred analysis of the politics of human rights and addresses the future of global feminisms. It is essential reading for all those interested in learning more about human rights and women's rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

chapter |36 pages

1 Introduction

Gender politics and the reimagining of human rights in the Asia-Pacific
ByMaila Stivens

chapter |23 pages

2 Sexual violence, silence, and human rights discourse

The emergence of the military prostitution issue
ByVera Mackie

chapter |23 pages

3 The state and the women's movement

Instabilities in the discourse of ‘rights' in India
ByKalpana Ram

chapter |17 pages

5 The human rights of gendered citizens

Notes from Indonesia
ByKrishna Sen

chapter |23 pages

6 Woman ikat raet long human raet o no?

Women's rights, human rights and domestic violence in Vanuatu
ByMargaret Jolly

chapter |25 pages

7 ‘Hear us, women of Papua New Guinea!'

Melanesian women and human rights
ByMartha Macintyre

chapter |21 pages

8 The Contemplacion fiasco

The hanging of a Filipino domestic worker in Singapore
ByAnne-Marie Hilsdon

chapter |18 pages

9 Mothers of the disappeared in the diaspora

Globalization and human rights
ByBeryl Langer