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LAW 690B - Human Rights Advocacy (Prof. Ludsin, Spring 2024)

Research Guides and Study Aids

Emory Law Library: Gender, Sexuality & the Law

Emory Library: Guides on Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, including Gender, Race and Political Representation in the U.S.

Northwestern Law Library: International Law: Women's Rights

Georgetown Law Library: Gender and the Law Research Guide


Hein Online: Women and the Law (Peggy): Books, articles, periodicals, legal briefs, hearings, and biographies on the role of women in society and the law. Includes resources from Emory Law School's Feminism and Legal Theory Project, and subtopic resources on Women & Education, Women & Employment, and Women & Society. 


Resources from IGOs, NGOs, and government agencies

UN Women: Programmes, policies, and standards that uphold women's human rights and ensure that every woman and girl lives up to her full potential. Find UN publications on women's political participation, economic empowerment, ending violence against women, and the sustainable development agenda.

UN Commission on the Status of Women: The principal intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Includes information on submitting communications (complaints, appeals, petitions) on alleged violations of women's human rights. 

UN Development Programme: Women's Empowerment: Blog, news, projects, publications. 

World Bank: Women, Business and the Law: Blogs and publications. Create data reports by economic indicator or economy. 

International Monetary Fund: Gender: Blogs and publications.

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development): News, data, blogs, and publications. Find reports by country or by topics, including Development, and Social and Welfare Issues, which includes data and reports on families and children, gender equality, inequality, and violence against women . Publications include economic surveys, economic outlooks, development cooperation reports, and regional policy reports. See the OECD iLibrary to browse publications by theme and/or country.

USAID: Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: News, reports, and factsheets.

Amnesty International: Human Rights Issues: Issues include Gender & Sexuality Justice. Search or browse the reports by country, or by topics including Women and Girls, and Women's Rights. 

Human Rights Watch: Find reports by country, or by topics including Women's Rights.

US State Department Office of Global Women's Issues: Reports on policies, initiatives, and strategies on global women's issues, including economic security, peace and security, and gender-based violence prevention


Country Reports and Studies

State Department Country Reports on Human Rights: Retrieve individual country reports or build reports on issues across countries.  Topics include Discrimination and Societal Abuses, Women, and Discrimination with Respect to Employment and Occupation

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: States Parties Reports, Concluding Observations, and other reports

UN Women: Country Fact Sheets with data


Books and Treatises

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