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Black women and international law : deliberate interactions, movements and actions

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald : a biographical note / Jeremy I. Levitt -- Reflections on my journey for justice / Gabrielle Kirk McDonald -- Part I. Leadership, human rights, and peacebuilding -- Writing black women into political leadership : reflections, trends and contradictions / Carole Boyce-Davies -- International human rights and black women : justice or just us? / Adrien Katherine Wing -- African women and the gender equality regime in Africa : from patriarchy to parity / Fatou Kiné Camara -- Law, peace-construction and women's rights in Africa : who will safeguard Abeena and Afia? / Jeremy I. Levitt -- African women leaders and the advancement of peacebuilding in international law / Anna Spain -- Part II. Black women's movements -- African-American women on the world stage : the fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing / Linda Sheryl Greene -- African descendant women and the global reparations movement / Adjoa A. Aiyetoro -- The challenge of climate change and the contribution of African women to engendering international environmental law / Erika George -- Part III. Feminine sovereignty -- Black women and the development of international reproductive health norms / Judith A.M. Scully -- Guest work as sex work : some preliminary thoughts on Margaret Radin and black women selling sex across borders / Eleanor Marie Lawrence Brown -- Black female "things" in international law : a meditation on Saartjie Baartman and Truganini / Karen E. Bravo