Feminisms, Women's Rights, and the UN: Would Achieving Gender Equality Empower Women?

  title={Feminisms, Women's Rights, and the UN: Would Achieving Gender Equality Empower Women?},
  author={Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={674 - 689}
  • Z. F. Arat
  • Published 1 November 2015
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • American Political Science Review
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