No liberation: women and the new wave of democracies

International relations Conflict management Democracy Women

Since the end of the Cold War, much international attention has been devoted to building democracies to replace authoritarian regimes. East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq and last year’s Arab Spring are examples of this movement. But women seem to be the consistent losers in the new democracies: why is this so and what can we do about it?

Hilary Charlesworth examines why women are losing out in the new democracies.




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