Drawing on domestic and international law as well as on judgments given by courts and human rights treaty bodies gender stereotyping offers perspectives on ways gender stereotypes might be eliminated through the transnational legal process in order to ensure womens equality and the full exercise of their human rights. As the legal perspectives offered in gender stereotyping demonstrate treating women according to restrictive generalizations instead of their individual needs abilities and circumstances denies women their human rights and fundamental freedoms. Gender stereotyping transnational legal perspectives orients gender stereotyping as the underlying cause of much of the discrimination that occurs against women throughout the world the book discusses the duty and ability of state and non state actors to dismantle negative gender stereotypes and diminish their effect. Gender stereotyping draws on both domestic and international law and uses the judgments of the courts and human rights treaty bodies to suggest ways to eliminate gender stereotypes and ultimately womens inequality by utilizing the transnational legal process. However by aiding the identification of stereotypes connecting them to violations of womens rights and proposing appropriate remedies gender stereotyping transnational legal perspectives contributes to achieving a meaningful transformative equality for women rachel ball is director of policy and campaigns at the human rights law centre
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