Cosmopolitan Feminism and Human Rights
Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2009
2007 by Hypatia, Inc.
Special Issue: Democratic Theory
Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 180–198, November 2007
How to Cite
REILLY, N. (2007), Cosmopolitan Feminism and Human Rights. Hypatia, 22: 180–198. doi: 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2007.tb01327.x
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Reilly offers an account of cosmopolitan feminism as emancipatory political practice in an age of globalization. This entails a critical engagement with international human rights law; a global feminist consciousness that contests patriarchal, capitalist, and racist power dynamics in a context of neoliberal globalization; cross-boundaries dialogue that recognizes the intersectionality of forms of oppression; collaborative transnational strategizing on concrete issues; and the utilization of global forums as sites of cosmopolitan solidarity and citizen action.