Gli stereotipi di genere in prospettiva giuridica, dalla CEDAW all’ordinamento italiano (con un cenno alla Francia)
Abstract: Gender stereotypes in legal perspective, from the CEDAW to the Italian legal system (with a nod to France). The article deals with the concept of transformative equality enshrined in the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of
Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) by concentrating on its art. 5(a). The latter considers gender stereotypes as a real cause of violation of women's rights in the public and private spheres, since they influence both common people's and institutional actors’ behaviours (such as Legislators, Public Administration and Courts). Then the A. analyses what Italy has been doing in recent years to combat gender stereotypes in the educational field, also comparing the Italian legislation with that in force in France. She reaches the conclusion that notwithstanding the introduction of gender education by law n. 107/2015 (art. 1, c. 16), into the Italian legal system there is no compulsory education neither on gender equality nor on sexual and affective education. In the Italian context the CEDAW could help institutions and people involved in gender education (mostly local authorities, civil society’s associations, politicians, and schools) to boost a cultural change that could result also in a legal change.
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