The human rights movement, identity politics and gender justice. A conversation with Gita Sahgal

, by OpenDemocracy

A conversation exploring the challenges posed by the international conjuncture following the “war on terror” for gender justice and women’s rights, even within the formal human rights movement. "There is a struggle to be had. It is time to challenge the hegemony of the formal human rights movement and its uncritical embrace of identity politics", says Gita Sahgal, former head of the gender unit at Amnesty International, who recently resigned over AI’s association with people who reject its universalist principles. Read the conversation (first part - second part).