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Contributions to the project include:

· Gender and Rights in International Perspective, Maxine Molyneux

· Women in Contemporary Democratization,
Geneva 2000 Occasional Paper 4, UNRISD, Geneva, February 2000, Shahra Razavi

· Engendering the New Social Citizenship in Chile: NGOs and Social Provisioning under Neo-liberalism, Veronica Schild

· Female Educational Deprivation and the Right to School Education in India, V.K. Ramachandran

· Reproductive and Sexual Rights: Charting the Course of Transnational Women’s NGOs, Geneva 2000 Occasional Paper 8, UNRISD, Geneva, June 2000, Rosalind P. Petchesky

· Gender of Democracy: Feminism and the Civil Society Movement in Contemporary Iran, Afsaneh Najmabadi and Parvin Paidar

· A Comparative Paper on the Politics of Women’s Representation in Uganda and South Africa, Shireen Hassim and Anne Marie Goetz

· National Law and Indigenous Customary Law: Confronting Sexual and Domestic Violence in Chiapas, Mexico, A Hernez Castillo

· Conflicting Visions of Community and Citizenship: Women’s Rights and Cultural Diversity in Uganda, Aili Mari Tripp

· Rights and Capabilities: Convergence and Divergence, Martha Nussbaum

· Multiculturalism, Universalism and the Claims of Equality, Anne Phillips

· Truncated Democracy and the Women’s Movement in Peru, Cecilia Blondet

· Re-imagining Women’s Citizenship, Rights and Justice in Southeast Asia, Maila Stivens

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is an autonomous agency engaging in multidisciplinary research on the social dimensions of contemporary problems affecting development. Its work is guided by the conviction that, for effective development policies to be formulated, an understanding of the social and political context is crucial. The Institute attempts to provide governments, development agencies, grassroots organizations and scholars with a better understanding of how development policies and processes of economic, social and environmental change affect different social groups. Working through an extensive network of national research centres, UNRISD aims to promote original research and strengthen research capacity in developing countries.

Current research programmes include: Civil Society and Social Movements; Democracy, Governance and Human Rights; Identities, Conflict and Cohesion; Social Policy and Development; and Technology and Society.

A list of UNRISD’s free and priced publications can be obtained by contacting the Reference Centre, UNRISD, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland. Phone: (41 22) 9173020; Fax: (41 22) 9170650; E-mail: [email protected]; Web:

UNRISD thanks the governments of Denmark, Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom for their core funding. For its support of this workshop and the Institute’s research on gender, democracy and rights, UNRISD is grateful to the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

This Conference News was written by Maxine Molyneux and Shahra Razavi, with the assistance of Caroline Danloy.

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Phone: (41 22) 9173020

Fax: (41 22) 9170650

Palais des Nations

E-mail: [email protected]

1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland


Printed in France

GE. 00-02127-July 2000-1,800


ISSN 1020-8054