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International Relations

Determinants of the Promotion of Women's Rights in Buenos Aires in the Labor Market

Gonzalez, Marybel ('09);  Elliott, David; Machuca, Milton*;  The Campaign for No More Women Victims of Prostitution**
*Pitzer College, Claremont CA;  **Buenos Aires, Argentina

The articles 36, 37, and 38 of the Constitution of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires guarantees the equality of opportunities between men and women, and recently, the Plan Igualdad (Plan Equality) incorporates a gender dimension to its political agenda and in the elaboration of its public policies. The current administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has stressed the importance of promoting national human rights and particularly those of rights of the country’s women. Given these implementations and the increasing economic participation of women in Buenos Aires, there still exists a strong sexual division of labor. The present research project aims to disseminate the social and cultural practices that are establishing the determinants and conditions in which women have been entering the labor market. This analysis, approached from various dimensions, serves to question whether such changes and permanencies have reinforced or weakened the rights of working women in Buenos Aires.
Funding provided by: The Paul K. Richter and Evalyn E. Cook Richter Award

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