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date: 25 September 2018

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The paradigm of transnational feminism emerged in response to the economic and social dislocation that has disproportionately exacerbated women’s rights violations since the neoliberal restructuring of the global economy in the 1980s and 1990s. This chapter proposes that to have a better understanding of women’s rights and justice, contributions from a social justice-oriented psychology that integrates feminist scholarship and empirical findings based on women’s grassroots resistance and activism are necessary. It proposes a transnational feminist liberation psychology whereby researchers (1) work from the grassroots by fostering meaningful alliances with others working outside the academy in a joint pursuit of liberation, (2) use methodology that investigates sites of resistance, bringing visibility to a fuller spectrum of women’s lived experience, and (3) recognize how dimensions of power and inequality impact research. Given the persistent violations of women’s rights globally, it is imperative to understand the psychosocial conditions that lead to justice.

Keywords: transnational feminism, women’s human rights, liberation, social justice, critical psychology

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