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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
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Contextualizing Human Rights to Rights of Marginalized Categories of the World with Special emphasis on Women’s Rights [ Commission on Marginalization and Global Apartheid and International Women’s Anthropological Conference]


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 29 Aug 11:00 - 12:45


Room 2.104

Human Rights are viewed in international law and discourse as universally applicable to all humans, but paradoxically the definition of who is human varies in different contexts. Racism, Sexism, Xenophobia, and other social marginalization processes deny the very humanity of “others.” At crucial historical moments, many kinds of domination and violence have been justified thus. Under the most liberal political context of the Enlightenment, natives of colonized continents were denied even the most basic of rights because they were not considered as fully human. To this day children are torn from their parents, women are raped, people are starved and tortured, livelihoods torn away all because – it is said -- the victims are not human enough to be granted even the most basic human rights. Women’s human rights are regularly contested and denied, with women of socially marginal social groups suffering from the intersection of patriarchal and class or caste disadvantages. For the female half of humanity, however, the glass is still half full: no matter what, women are still struggling and in every context to assert their identity as fully human. As women gain some voice it is becoming more and more apparent that the most basic of human rights, the right of survival, for many comes at a psychological and physical price. In this panel we invite papers that deal with issues confronting people of socially marginal or low status categories based on “race,” ethnicity, sexuality, religion, gender or any other criterion.


  • P 37.1
    • Dr. SAHAI, RAGINI (Amity University A unit of Rinand Baldev Education Foundation)
    • Dr. HANCHETT, SUZANNE (International Women Anthropology Conference (IWAC))

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The concepts of multiculturalism and legal pluralism, in being very valuable assets, may in the context of their various interpretations serve as tools for resolving social conflicts, but conversely they can also generate them. The assumption is that multiculturalism and legal pluralism lead to harmonious coexistence of different societies within the same state. However, it is necessary to talk ab ... More
Presented by Dr. Magdalena KRYSIŃSKA-KAŁUŻNA on 29/8/2019 at 11:00
The presentation's main objective is to introduce a feminine model of justice built on an empirical pilot research study of women’s empowerment groups: circles of women in Poland. CW also known as red tents or women’s hut of healing power, existed in different indigenous traditions. Women were getting together during a menstruation during full moon to go through changes in their bodies toget ... More
Presented by Dr. Lidia MAŁGORZATA RODAK on 29/8/2019 at 9:20
Suzanne Hanchett, IUAES 2019 - REVISED ABSTRACT This talk reviews some women’s issues and human development needs in socially marginalized river island (char) populations of Bangladesh. Char people’s needs and concerns have low priority in policy circles and government offices. Hundreds of NGO programs and three large donor-funded projects have tried to improve the livelihoods and reduce ... More
Presented by Dr. SUZANNE HANCHETT on 29/8/2019 at 9:40
Tribal population which constitutes 8.2% of the total population in India are perceived as a marginalized section in the Indian population. The Karbis of the North East India are one of the oldest aboriginal ethnic tribes belonging to the Mongoloid stock and linguistically to Tibeto Burman group. A very limited study has been taken on the reproductive health status of Karbis living in an urban are ... More
Presented by Dr. Mousumi MAZUMDER
Women in the Muslim society face the burden of following ideological Islamic norms as well as the local cultural beliefs and practices in context of their rights and actions. On the one hand women are being covered under the normative Islam norms in context of gender issues ranging from marriage, inheritance, divorce, dower, veiling etc however contextually the practice of Islamic norms vary in di ... More
Presented by Dr. RAGINI SAHAI
Most of the young women and girls in Addis Ababa who work as household servants, construction workers or prostitutes are migrants from the Amhara region and other parts of North Ethiopia. They have fled from so-called harmful traditional practices, e.g. early marriage, abduction and rape. This article presents the life stories of young women and girls who have escaped to Addis Ababa, where they tr ... More
Presented by Abinet SHIFERAW on 29/8/2019 at 10:00
Mental Health Rights are important aspects of human rights. The successful existence of human beings in the society depends on the rights and duties performed by them in the society. Many societies in the world are concerned with the human rights and are concerned with specifically mental health rights of women. Mental health problems affect women differently than men. Research across the world ha ... More
Presented by Dr. Ruchika VARMA
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