Indigenous Women’s Rights

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Sturm College of Law


Education, Feminism, Globalization, Sexuality, Violence, Women, Women's studies


Indigenous women face unique challenges in asserting their rights. These challenges are a result of their compound identity as both indigenous peoples and women and thus are distinct from challenges faced by women generally, or by indigenous people generally.

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Originally published as Rashmi Goel, Indigenous Women’s Rights, in Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women’s Issues and Knowledge (Chris Kramarae et al eds., 2000).