The Concept of Substantive Equality and Gender Justice in South Asia

The paper by Savitri W. E. Goonesekere examines the evolving concept of substantive equality and its implications for South Asia – a region where, despite some gains, the stark reality of gender based discrimination is still all pervasive.

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Languages available: English

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Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; India

Subject area(s): Human rights; Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW); Gender equality and inequality; Women’s rights

Resource type: Case studies

Publication year: 2011

Number of pages: 65

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)