Sexual and Gender Violence in Education  

Women’s Human Rights
Changing the World

Volume 33, Numbers 1,2

Guest edited by Angela Miles, Alda Facio, Jeannette Corbiere Lavell and Patricia Nyaundio



Table of Contents

Editorial/Éditorial  by Angela Miles, Alda Facio, Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, and Patricia Nyaundi 3

Women's Human Rights and the United Nations

Women's Human Rights on the World Stage: An Unfinished History by Alda Facio, edited with Angela Miles 6
Feminism and Human Rights: The Legacy of Vienna by Charlotte Bunch 21
The United Nations and the Promotion and Protection of Women's Human Rights: A Work in Progress 
by Fleur van Leeuwen 27
International Women's Human Rights and the Hope for Feminist Law: Intersectionality as Legal Framework
by Amanda Dale 37
International Human Rights and Women with Disabilities: Recognizing Our Diverse Identities  by Tammy Bernasky 51
CEDAW and the Jurisprudence of UN Human Rights Mechanisms: Women's Human Rights in the 
     Context of Religion and Culture by Frances Raday 60

Women's Human Rights: Conceptual and Political Challenges

Connecting Women's Human Rights to Public Resources in Canada by Isabella Bakker 71
What Could the Basic Income Guarantee do for Women's Rights? by Josephine Grey 79
Women's Rights, Secularism, and the Colonial Legacy by Marieme Helie Lucas 85
The Political Economy of Prostitution and Women's Human Rights
by Rosa Cobo, trans. by Nikki Graham, edited by Angela Miles 99
Pipelines, Prostitution and Indigenous Women: A Critical Analysis of Contemporary Discourse by Lana Ray 107
When Some Rights Matter More than Others: Recent National Legislation in Women's Human Rights
in Latin America and the Caribbean by Ana Laura Rodríguez Gustá and Nancy Madera 117
Women's Intergenerational Leadership: Realizing Rights in Solomon Islands and Beyond by Jess Notwell 126
Women's Human Rights and Health Equality in Clinical Trials in Canada by Alla Yakerson and Kenneth Cheak Kwan Lam 135
Having Non-State Torture Recognized by the UN and Member States as an Infringement of
Women's Human Rights Is Imperative by Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald 143
The Parable of the Origin of Patriarchy by Alda Facio 156

Women's Human Rights on the Ground

"They Turned It Against Us." How the Rape Kit Failed Sexual Assault Survivors and Their Allies:
     A Brief History by Andrea Quinlan 163
Equality Delayed Is Equality Denied for Indigenous Women by Sharon McIvor, Pamela Palmater, and Shelagh Day 171
Equal Status for Indigenous Women —Sometime, Not Now: The Indian Act and Bill S-3 
by Shelagh Day
Women's Human Rights and Canadian Tax Policy: From CEDAW to the Beijing Platform and Beyond
by Kathleen A. Lahey 186
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: The Role of Grassroots Organizations and Social Media 
   in Education by Kaitlyn Watson 204
Black and Indigenous Territorial Movements: Women Striving for Peace in Colombia
by Sheila Gruner and Charo Mina Rojas 211
Women in Peace or Pieces? Perspectives from Sri Lanka 
by Salma Yusuf
The Philippines Criminal Ban on Abortion and the CEDAW Committee's Role in Strengthening 
     Calls for Reform by Jihan Jacob and Melissa Upreti 232


As the Land Listens by Margo Berdeshevsky 19
Don't talk about rape, but watch it on television by Ayla Lefkowitz 26
The Hospital by Kay Eginton 50 Autobiography on Cassandra by Cassandra Myers 50
The Prescription by Shirley Adelman 59 Housekeeping History by Katerina Fretwell 69
He Tells Me by Ayla Lefkowitz 70
Roommates by Kathy Ashby 78
Another Party by Kathy Ashby 98
The Last Day by Holly Day 106
A Nightmare by Shirley Adelman 116
My Skin With Your Beak by Holly Day 125
Singing His Name by R. Leigh Krafft 142
Trance/Verse by Penn Kemp 162
Stillborn by Margo Swiss 173 
Rue Lépine by Ilona Martonfi 185
Packed Up by Shirley Adelman 203
The Dance by Kay Eginton 237
Berlin, 1945: for the Six Children of Goebbels by Penn Kemp 237
Holzkiste (Wooden Crate) by Ilona Martonfi 251

Book Reviews

We Still Demand! Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Struggles reviewed by Angela Stanley 238
Being an Early Career Feminist Academic: Global Perspectives, Experiences, and Challenges reviewed by Isabelle LeBlanc 239
Gender Relations in Canada: Intersectionalities and Social Changes reviewed by Emma Posca 240
Deep Salt Water reviewed by Danielle McNally 243
The White Ribbon Man reviewed by Edward Brown 244
Priestess of Morphine: The Lost Writings of Marie-Madeleine in the Time of Nazis reviewed by Anna Veprinska 245
Surface Imaginations: Cosmetic Surgery, Photography and Skin reviewed by Sydney Tyber 246
Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy reviewed by Deborah Herman 247
Flesh reviewed by Kate Rogers 248
A Season Among Psychics reviewed by Kate Rogers 249

Front Cover

Gioia Albano, "Babywearing in a Beautiful Garden," 2013, acrylic on canvas board, 20 x 30 cm.

Back Cover

Gioia Albano, "My Home," 2018, watercolor, pencils, collage, marker pen, and pen, 40 x 50 cm.

Gioia Albano is an Italian artist living in south of France.Womanhood has always been at the centre of her art and, as a mother, she has also embraced the theme of motherhood in her work. In her art, she also celebrates every individual's need to find their true self as they walk their path in this world. Visit her website at: www.albanogioia.com.