United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
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This research identifies some of the most prevalent child custody and maintenance schemes in cases of divorce, dissolution of civil unions, and parental separation. It discusses the different regimes with particular emphasis on their effect on gender equality and women's rights.
Until the 19th century, masculine privilege over guardianship and legal custody of children was the rule of Roman law and i. Three concerns related to custody may have a negative effect on women's rights: Domestic abuse, the continuing danger of which is frequently ignored in custody or visitation; the weaker bargaining status of women in the family as a consequence of patriarchal legal, cultural or economic contexts, which would put them at a disadvantage in situations where custody is negotiable.
Gender equality and women’s rights in the context of child custody and child maintenance
This paper explores how women's rights to live free from abuse works in the light of precarious immigrant status. It is focused on qualitative research on intimate partner violence against women with precarious immigrant status in England and Sweden, analyzed within the theoretical context of human rights.
Describes the conflict between human rights and immigration regulation that exists theoretically, in policy processes, and in the experiences of migrant women. It contends that this conflict has led to a proliferation of protections for migrant women who are vulnerable to domestic violence.
“Love is not a passport to happiness”: Intimate partner violence against migrant women and the proliferation of rights’ statuses