Women's rights

Women's rights

The progress of the world’s women: in pursuit of justice

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UN Women
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
New York, NY, USA

Highlights a tragic paradox for the majority of women: while the past century has seen a transformation in women’s legal rights, with countries in every region expanding the scope of women’s legal entitlements, the laws that exist on paper do not translate to equality and justice for most of the world’s women.

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Unnatural selection: Choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men

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Author: 
Mara Hvistendahl
Publisher: 
Public Affairs
Publication Date: 
2011

Exposes the causes of Asia's massive gender imbalance and its consequences across the globe that the world is missing 160 million women, equal to the entire female population of the US. Examines the issue of sex-selection and selective abortion that favours males, and argues that this is not a dying but a growing practice in the world, aided now by widely available and relatively cheap ultrasound tests.

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ISBN13: 9781586488505
ISBN10: 1586488503

Beijing at fifteen: UNFPA and partners - charting the way forward

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
New York, NY, USA

2010 marks the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, China. This review analyses the contributions of UNFPA, through its main partnerships, to achieving the commitments made at Beijing in 1995 and those made at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo in the previous year. It highlights the shared agendas in the ICPD Programme of Action, the Beijing Platform for Action and the Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The review also contains recommendations for development partners to accelerate progress towards meeting the goals of all these conferences, with a focus on gender mainstreaming in all programmes and policies.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women and health: how far have we come since Beijing?

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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Report of an online discussion, held from 23 November 2009 – 25 January 2010, as part of a series of United Nations online discussions dedicated to the fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000). Participants included officials from the Ministry of Health (MOH) from a range of countries, United Nations, specialized and other international organizations, philanthropic foundations, health-care providers, programme managers, gender and other specialists and health-related practitioners and civil society from around the world.

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Conclusions from 55th meeting of the Commission of the UN Status of Women

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Conclusions concertées de la cinquante-cinquième session de la Commission de la condition de la femme
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Online
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Commission of the UN Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Draft agreed conclusions submitted by the Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women on the basis of informal consultations on the theme - Access and participation of women and girls in education, training and science and technology, including for the promotion of women's equal access to full employment and decent work.

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New Brunswick women’s history map

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The New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Fredericton, NB

An online listing of sites and landmarks of importance to the history of women in New Brunswick. The website lists over 125 monuments, statues, residences, factories, schools, parks, gravestones and even sites where buildings once stood.  Includes representations of where events occurred related to women’s rights, where females first broke into traditionally male-dominated fields, where women’s groups acted for change, where adventure-seekers and creative minds left their stamp, and where strong and spirited women made herstory in the shadows, raising children, working for pay, running businesses and volunteering in their communities. The History Map can be searched by county, by name of a person or group and by keywords.

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Madre

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

An international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women's organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education and other human rights. They provide resources and training to enable their sister organizations to meet these goals by addressing immediate needs in their communities and developing long-term solutions to the crises they face. 

Primary Telephone: 
(212) 627-0444
Fax Number: 
(212) 675-3704
Street Address: 
121 West 27th Street, #301
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New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10001
Country: 
USA

Signs Journal

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All women
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Educational Institution
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Research

International journal in women's studies, published since 1975. Sponsored by Rutgers University Department of Women's and Gender Studies. Publishes articles of interdisciplinary interest addressing gender, race, culture, class, nation, and/or sexuality either as central focuses or as constitutive analytics; symposia engaging comparative, interdisciplinary perspectives from around the globe to analyze concepts and topics of import to feminist scholarship; retrospectives that track the growth and development of feminist scholarship, note transformations in key concepts and methodologies, and construct genealogies of feminist inquiry; and new directions essays, which provide an overview of the main themes, controversies, and approaches in recent scholarship in particular fields and introduce this work and its theoretical and conceptual innovations to an interdisciplinary audience.

Primary Telephone: 
(732) 932-2841
Email Address: 
signs@signs.rutgers.edu
Fax Number: 
(732) 932-5732
Street Address: 
Rutgers University, Voorhees Chapel, Room 8,
Addt'l Street Address: 
5 Chapel Drive
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New Brunswick
Province: 
New Jersey
Postal/ZIP Code: 
08901
Country: 
USA

Women's health and human rights: monitoring the implementation of CEDAW

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World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2007
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

This guide explains how human rights related to health are enshrined in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), governmental obligations to implement those rights and monitoring of those obligations by the CEDAW Committee. It concludes with suggestions for maximizing WHO’s use of the CEDAW monitoring process.

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Safety, security and the well-being of sex worker: a report submitted to the house of commons subcommittee on solicitation laws

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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Author: 
J. Lewis
F. Shaver
Publisher: 
Sex Trade Advocacy and Research
Publication Date: 
June 2005
Publication Place: 
Windsor, ON

The purpose of this document is to identify some of the risks to safety and security encountered in various sectors of the sex industry, the factors contributing to these risks, and the legislation and policies that influence the work environment of women, men, and Transexual/Transgendered people in the industry.

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