Why Governments Barter Women's Human Rights?

Rita Banerji
Posted April 18, 2012 from India

India is currently in a diplomatic row with Norway over a child custody case. In 2011, an Indian couple in Norway had their one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son removed from their home and placed in foster care by the Norwegian Child Welfare Service (CWS).This move by the Norwegian government is actually unprecedented. Historically, governments have adopted a tacit policy of non-intervention on matters impacting on the rights of women and children, which have been regarded as individual nation’s ‘domestic’ concerns.

In this article "Why Governments Barter Women's Human Rights" in The Government in The Lab Magazine, I explain where this approach of treating women's and children's human rights as a 'domestic' issue comes from, and why it needs to change. Article on this link http://tiny.cc/s759bw

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Breese McIlvaine
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 19, 2012

Thank you for sharing, Rita!

Waqar Azim
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 20, 2012

Thank u for the information and valuable views. Thanks

Lys Anzia
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 20, 2012

Lys Anzia from WNN here. Your op-ed is interesting and insightful Rita. We don't hear enough on this region. Could we get permissions from you to place this on WNN? You can contact me via the general WNN - Women News Network email: womennewsnetwork [at] gmail [dot] com