Sally Engle Merry, Ph.D.; Localizing Women's Human Rights in India, China, and the U.S.

Sally Engle Merry, Ph.D., senior scholar at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), presented a paper that explores the process of translating human rights into the vernacular, arguing that as rights ideas travel and land, they do not stand alone but form assemblages of various kinds with other social movements. This comparative study showed how women’s human rights join with existing social justice ideas in China, India, and the USA. It is based on an ethnography of two women’s NGOs in each country.

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