Through the Program on Gender and the Human Rights of Women, ISHR develops projects that specifically address gender issues, in particular in reference to women’s rights. The Institute is also committed to mainstreaming gender perspectives through all its work.
Motherhood, Human Rights, and Public Policy
Deconstructing and Reconstructing “Mother”:
Regulating Motherhood in International and Comparative Perspective
Chair: Yasmine Ergas
The “Motherhood” Project focuses on the transformations of motherhood in the context of globalization, the development of assisted reproductive technologies, and the simultaneous emergence of both new forms of ‘maternalism’ and of policy frameworks based on de-gendered understandings parenthood. Issues addressed include the emergence of internationalized and stratified “care chains” and “procreative chains,” changing legal approaches to family organization, the types of maternalism embedded in development and welfare state policies and their implications in a human rights perspective.
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Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability
AMICC: American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Guantánamo Public Memory Project
Human Rights Advocates Program
Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program
Program on Peace-building and Rights
Yasmine Ergas, The Huffington Post, January 8, 2013
Yasmine Ergas, Ingenere, November 12, 2012
Yasmine Ergas, RightsViews, July 26, 2012
Danielle B. Goldberg, Sudan Tribune, March 22, 2013
Danielle B. Goldberg, Africa.com, September 20, 2012