Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law
Show Less

Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law

Edited by Susan Harris Rimmer and Kate Ogg

For almost 30 years, scholars and advocates have been exploring the interaction and potential between the rights and well-being of women and the promise of international law. This collection posits that the next frontier for international law is increasing its relevance, beneficence and impact for women in the developing world, and to deal with a much wider range of issues through a feminist lens.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 29: Indigenous women and international law

Veronica P. Fynn Bruey


The respect for human rights in international law entails a basic principle for our existence in a globalised world, where socio-legal, economic, cultural, and physical boundaries are polarised and fluid. Innovative concepts and new developmental approaches are emerging to augment gender equity and equality for all. The growing recognition of women’s leadership role in diverse sectors, at local, regional and international levels is indicative of the need to bridge the chasm by prioritising the gender justice agenda, especially regarding the impact, effect and role of international law on Indigenous women. Specifically, efforts made by Indigenous women in the Global South who are charting their own course in international law, while resisting Western hegemonic dominance to engineer social change, warrants examination, support and understanding. Referencing the impact of colonial history on Indigenous feminists in the Global South, this chapter adds to existing discourse on the prospects of Indigenous women’s engagement with international law. The chapter concludes that while the future of Indigenous women in international law is grim, a focus on creating a new generation of young leaders is recommended.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.