21st Century Feminist Philosophy and the 1948 UDHR in International Relations

Publication Date : 02/04/2023

Author(s) :

Rosemary Adenike Balogun.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 4
Issue 1
(04 - 2023)

Abstract :

Similar to several theories and philosophies that have raised awareness on gender-based violence, discrimination against women amongst others, feminist philosophy and feminism has spanned nations, cultures and globalizations even though women still experience various forms of discrimination either based on age, marital, ethnic status and mostly gender. The fact that gender equality has not proffered a solution to these issues led to the purpose of this research which is critique and argue the intersection of feminist philosophy with the 1948 UDHR and how masculine identities are being favoured overtime in the society. This research emphasized the importance of gender equity as its purpose through the analysis of the patriarchy and liberal feminist theories. Historical descriptive analysis is adapted in this study. The population of the study includes both published and unpublished research materials related to gender and human rights. Purposive sampling technique is used in the selection of available research materials. Secondary sources of data for the research consists of published literature from Maynooth University and Lead City University as well as the internet. Data collection and analysis involves library search and analysing previous scholarships in research while the research instrument employs document analysis. This research also concludes that feminism as emphasized gendered logics as effective organising system that questioned the definition of “women” in International Relations. Keywords: Gender Discrimination, Feminism, Human Rights, Patriarchy, Feminist Philosophy

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