n South African Journal on Human Rights - Introduction : substantive equality, social rights and women : a comparative perspective
|Article Title||Introduction : substantive equality, social rights and women : a comparative perspective|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Journal on Human Rights|
|Author||Catherine Albertyn, Sandra Fredman and Judy Fudge|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||209 - 213|
ISI Social Science
Developed, developing, and transitional countries are all marked, to different degrees and in different ways, by deep inequalities of gender, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and other fault-lines of prejudice, disadvantage, and exclusion. In many countries, equality legislation initially sought to free individuals from the negative effects of these group characteristics, believing that in a colour-blind and gender-neutral world individuals could thrive and develop their potential free from stereotypical assumptions.
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