This article analyzes the influence of gender stereotypes in the creation and application of law and explains possible mechanisms for overcoming them. First, some fundamental concepts of gender theory and its critique of law and justice systems are defined and analyzed. Thereafter, on the basis of the examples of Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Uruguay, as well as the Inter-American human rights system, the challenges of implementing policies with a gender perspective in the judicial process are considered.


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