Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark
ISBN 952-5265-07-2, spiral bound, 2000. 207 pages.
The Åland Islands Peace Institute in collaboration with Åbo Akademi University Institute for Human Rights.
23.00 euro + postage
“The manual ‘Human Rights of Minority Women’ is a guide to the concerns and rights of minority women under international law. It addresses the role of minority women as culture bearers as well as the importance of education and empowerment for girls and women belonging to minorities. The book gives examples from different countries and parts of the world, and offers a clear presentation of the existing channels for international action. For minority women and decision makers coming into contact with minorities, the book constitutes a practical introduction to the relevant issues and rules. For all those interested in gender issues, it is an analysis combining a gender with a minority perspective. The author Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark is Jr.Dr. and Senior Lecturer at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. She has written extensively on minority and indigenous matters, and has works with several human rights NGO:s.”