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Older Women, the Capabilities Approach and CEDAW: Normative Foundations and Instruments for Evaluation of the Governance of the Nordic Arctic

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Authors Eva-Maria Svensson
Published in New Challenges to Ageing in the Rural North A Critical Interdisciplinary Perspective. International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 22)
Pages 13-30
ISBN 978-3-030-20602-4
ISSN 2197-5841
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Switzerland
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Law
Centre for Ageing and Health (Agecap)
Pages 13-30
Language en
Keywords Older women, CEDAW, The capabilities approach, Governance of the Nordic Arctic region
Subject categories Law


International law and politics are important aspects of the geopolitics of the Nordic Arctic, as is the historical, political, cultural and socio-economic context, and, they have an impact on the individual’s capabilities to live a life of dignity. Law and politics are democratic instruments for societal changes and for the full realisation of people’s rights and capabilities. In this chapter, the capabilities approach is used as a reference frame for considerations of the implementation of the obligations towards older women in the Nordic Arctic that come with the ratification of The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

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