Human rights

Human rights

A tradition of pain

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Virginia Mak
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Vol 13, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article examines the tradition of female genital mutilation. Discusses the health effects for women who have experienced FGM.

We are family

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Karen Andrews
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Vol 10, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares the story of a lesbian couple denied coverage with OHIP. Discusses the importance of access to health care. Redefines "family". 

Black women organize for health

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Makeda Silvera
Edition: 
Vol 5, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article consists of an interview with one of the founders of the Toronto's Immigrant Women's Centre about the black women's health conference "'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired." 

 

United Nations Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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The principal human rights official of the United Nations. The High Commissioner heads OHCHR and spearheads the United Nations' human rights efforts. They offer leadership, work objectively, educate and take action to empower individuals and assist States in upholding human rights. They are a part of the United Nations Secretariat.

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+41 22 917 9220
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InfoDesk@ohchr.org
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Palais Wilson
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52 rue des Pâquis
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CH-1201 Geneva
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Switzerland

Discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity

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English
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Online
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United Nations Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights
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United Nations Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Publication Date: 
2011

Documents discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, and discusses how international human rights law can be used to end violence and related human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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Includes bibliographical references.

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

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English
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World Health Organization
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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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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9789241595100

Ageing, discrimination and older women's human rights: from the perspectives of CEDAW convention

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English
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Online
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Ferdous Ara Begum
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UN CEDAW Committee

Population ageing is a global phenomenon due to improvements in basic health care and living standards as well as declines in fertility rates and rising longevity. Both men and women face discrimination due to old age, but women experience ageing differently. Gender relations structure the entire life cycle, from birth to old age, influencing access to resources and opportunities and shaping life choices at every stage. Good health, economic security and adequate housing are essential requirements of ageing with dignity, but older women in both developed and developing countries face difficulties in accessing these on a basis of equality with men.

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Available online only.

Viruses of inequality: women's health and human rights

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Marilou McPhedran
Susan Bazilli
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses HIV/AIDS and its links to issues of democratic reform and post-conflict renewal in South Africa.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

"Vectors, vessels and victions": HIV/AIDS and women's human rights in Canada

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English
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Joanne Csete
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Argues that inequality and violations of women’s human rights in Canada still contribute to their vulnerability and to the challenges they face in seeking treatment for HIV/AIDS.

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ISBN 1896735630
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Includes bibliographical references. Text in English and French, on separate urls.

"Nothing about us without us": greater, meaningful involvement of people who use illegal drugs: a public health, ethical, and hu

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English
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Author: 
Ralf Jürgens
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines why it is important to increase meaningful involvement of people who use illegal drugs in the response to HIV and hepatitis C (HCV), and how this can be done.

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ISBN 1896735606
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