Drawing on domestic and international law as well as on judgments given by courts and human rights treaty bodies gender stereotyping offers perspectives on ways gender stereotypes might be eliminated through the transnational legal process in order to ensure womens equality and the full exercise of their human rights. Gender stereotyping transnational legal perspectives orients gender stereotyping as the underlying cause of much of the discrimination that occurs against women throughout the world the book discusses the duty and ability of state and non state actors to dismantle negative gender stereotypes and diminish their effect. Gender stereotyping transnational legal perspectives university of pennsylvania press 2010 288 pages isbn 9780812242140 i have focused on domestic law almost the entirety of my career1 i was recently confronted however with how intimately the domestic law and international law might interact when i examined the. As the legal perspectives offered in gender stereotyping demonstrate treating women according to restrictive generalizations instead of their individual needs abilities and circumstances denies women their human rights and fundamental freedoms. However by aiding the identification of stereotypes connecting them to violations of womens rights and proposing appropriate remedies gender stereotyping transnational legal perspectives contributes to achieving a meaningful transformative equality for women rachel ball is director of policy and campaigns at the human rights law centre
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