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Christian Denominations and Sects | Human Rights Law | International Relations | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Political Theory | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
culture war, United Nations, human rights, lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender, sexual and reproductive health and rights, fundamentalisms
This dissertation examines the expanding influence of the religious Right at the UN, building on extant scholarship on the role of the culture war at the UN. This scholarship has tracked the increasing presence of the religious Right following the Beijing World Conference on Women and the Cairo Conference of Population and Development. Since that time, there has been a systematic and strategic movement against LGBT human rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights. The religious Right influence UN discourse, documents, and global policy in favor of their agenda. This conflict manifests in a frenzied media and policy battle between ultraconservative principles and values, and women’s and LGBT human rights. Both sides find themselves in a culture war where their religious and moral beliefs are at stake.
Ackerman, Patricia, "In Search of Trojan Horses: The United Nations Culture War" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.
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