Beyond the Law: Justice and Gender in Latin America

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What is the role of law in transforming women's lives in Latin America? Have recent legal reforms made a difference for women's equality and access to justice? Are there effective mechanisms for defending women's rights? This Spanish-language book responds, from various national perspectives, to these and other questions related to the role of law in overcoming women's inequality.

The nine essays compiled in Beyond the Law: Justice and Gender in Latin America evaluate and criticize gender discrimination in laws and legal institutions in Latin American countries, offering several approaches that can generate crucial legal transformation in the area of women's rights and empowerment.

This book is the first publication of the Red Alas network, a Latin American network of law professors that aims to reform legal education in the region from a gender perspective. The Center for Reproductive Rights supports and is a part of this network.