Human rights

Human rights

The right to health: a resource manual for NGOs

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English
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Publisher: 
Commonwealth Medical Trust
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Offers practical advice on how to undertake the advocacy work and monitoring strategies that are involved in adopting a human rights approach to health.

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Includes bibliographical references.

A guide to Indigenous women's rights under the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Agains

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English
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Online
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Ellen-Rose Kambel
Publisher: 
Forest Peoples Programme
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Moreton-in-Marsh, UK

Explores the procedures by which indigenous women can use the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to hold states accountable for human rights violations.

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Rights & Democracy

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
Spanish
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Community education/development
Advocacy

Encourages and supports the universal values of human rights and the promotion of democratic institutions and practices around the world. Focuses on four themes: democratic development, women's human rights, globalization and human rights, and the rights of indigenous peoples.

Contact Info
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514-283-6073
Email Address: 
dd-rd@dd-rd.ca
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Fax Number: 
514-283-3792
Street Address: 
1100-1001 boul de Maissoneuve E
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Montreal
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H2L 4P9

Indigenous women of the Americas

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English
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Online
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Rights & Democracy, Enlace-Continental Network of Indigenous Women and Quebec Native Women
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Presents an interactive information kit that encourages native women to share their struggles and stories and presents the various international legal options available to them for addressing human rights violations.

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Stolen sisters: a human rights response to discrimination and violence against Indigenous women in Canada

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English
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Online
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Amnesty International Canada
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Looks at the factors that have contributed to a heightened risk of violence against Aboriginal women in Canada. Examines the role of discrimination.

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Women's human rights: unfinished business

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English
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Paper
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Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Santiago, Chile

Presents a broad perspective on women's human rights with an emphasis on sexual and reproductive rights.

ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMI.W66 2003

"Oh! This one is infected!": women, HIV & human rights in the Asia-Pacific region

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English
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Online
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Susan Paxton
Alice Welbourn
P. Kousalya
Anandi Yuvaraj
Sapana Pradhan Malla
Motoko Seko
Publisher: 
International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Sets out to explain the varied reasons why a significant majority of women in the Asia Pacific region are disproportionately at risk of infection.

Human rights: women with disabilities

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English
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Online
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Women’s Human Rights Net
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Describes human rights issues that women with disabilities face. Discusses different types of discrimination in the context of disabled people in general and women more specifically. Highlights the role of the United Nations and other human rights organizations that are involved in the fight to eliminate discrimination for disabled persons.

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Federally sentenced women with mental disabilities: a dark corner in Canadian human rights

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English
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Online
Author: 
Yvonne Peters
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Action Network Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Discusses issues of human rights law and federal legislation in relation to federally sentenced women (FSW) with mental disabilities. Concludes with recommendations for the improvement of mental health services for FSW.

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Annotated bibliography: sexuality and human rights

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English
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Author: 
Susana T. Fried
Publisher: 
International Women's Health Coalition
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Provides an introduction to the issue of sexual rights/sexuality and human rights.

ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMH.F75
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