Human rights

Human rights

Conseil de l'Europe

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Governmental Body
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Information provision and referral
Policy development
Services d'information et de références
Élaboration de politiques

Groups together 45 countries, including 21 countries from Central and Eastern Europe. Works to defend human rights, parliamentary democracy and the rule of law, develop continent-wide agreements to standardise member countries' social and legal practices, and promote awareness of a European identity based on shared values and cutting across different cultures. Regroupe 45 pays dont 21 Etats de l'Europe centrale et orientale.

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Primary Telephone: 
+33 (0)3 88 41 20 33
Email Address: 
infopoint@coe.int
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Fax Number: 
+33 (0)3 88 41 27 45
Street Address: 
Avenue de l’Europe
City: 
Strasbourg Cedex
Postal/ZIP Code: 
67075

Physicians for Human Rights

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
Advocacy

Forms an organization that promotes health by protecting human rights. Works to stop torture, disappearances, and political killings by governments and opposition groups; to improve health and sanitary conditions in prisons and detention centers; to investigate the physical and psychological consequences of violations of humanitarian law in internal and international conflicts; to defend medical neutrality and the right of civilians and combatants to receive medical care during times of war; to protect health professionals who are victims of violations of human rights; and to prevent medical complicity in torture and other abuses. Web site includes access to their reports, publications, project descriptions, and links to other sites.

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Primary Telephone: 
(617) 695-0041
Email Address: 
phrusa@phrusa.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(617) 695-0307
Street Address: 
100 Boylston Street Suite 702
City: 
Boston
Province: 
Masachusetts
Postal/ZIP Code: 
02116

Naciones Unidas, Oficina del Alto Comisionado para los Derechos Humanos

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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Works to keep that vision to the forefront through constant encouragement of the international community and its member States to uphold universally agreed human rights standards.

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Primary Telephone: 
(41-22) 917-9000
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Street Address: 
8-14 Avenue de la Paix 1211
City: 
Geneva
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10

State of world population 2003. Making 1 billion count: invensting in adolescents' health and rights

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English
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United Nations Population Fund
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Examines how neglect and under-funding of one billion adolescents’ reproductive health needs are perpetuating poverty and spreading HIV/AIDS. Details how investing in the health and rights of today’s young people is a critical step in insuring people’s present and future well-being. Also examines how gender inequality and the denial of human rigths threatens girls' and women's lives and health, and undermines efforts to reduce poverty.

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25 questions & answers on health & human rights

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Helena Nygren-Krug
Publisher: 
World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Uses a series of 25 questions to illustrate the relationship between health and human rights. Questions fall within categories of health and human rights norms and standards, integrating human rights in health, and health and human rights in a broader context.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAE.N94 2002
ISBN 9241545690
ISSN 16841700

Amnesty International

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy

Forms a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.

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Primary Telephone: 
+44-20-74135500
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
+44-20-79561157
Street Address: 
1 Easton St
City: 
London
Postal/ZIP Code: 
WC1X 0DW

Social rights and economics: claims to health care and education in developing countries

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English
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Author: 
Varun Gauri
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World Bank, Development Research Group
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Analyzes contemporary rights-based and economic approaches to health care and education in developing countries. Assesses the foundations and uses of social rights in development, outlines an economic approach to improving health and education service provision, and then highlights differences, similarities, and the hard questions that the economic critique poses for rights. Argues that the policy consequences of rights overlap considerably with a modern economic approach.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3006

Gender equity and peacebuilding. From rhetoric to reality: finding the way

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English
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Author: 
Richard Strickland
Nata Duvvury
Publisher: 
International Center for Research on Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Presents a review of recent literature on issues of gender in the context of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, prepared as background material for an international workshop on gender equity and peacebuilding jointly convened by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Indicates a slow but positive shift in international opinion and understanding about the consequences of conflict on women and the importance of their participation in peacebuilding processes and post-conflict social transformation. Argues that gender discrimination continues through political exclusion, economic marginalization, and sexual violence during and after conflict, denying women their human rights and constraining the potential for development.

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy
Community education/development
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Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights is a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally.
 

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Primary Telephone: 
613-241-4474
Email Address: 
info@sexualhealthandrights.ca
Fax Number: 
613-592-9502
Street Address: 
251 Bank Street, Second Floor
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K2P 1X3

The application of human rights to reproductive & sexual health: a compilation of the work of international human rights treaty

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English
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Author: 
Julie Stanchieri
Isfahan Merali
Rebecca J. Cook
Publisher: 
Action Canada for Population Development
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents information designed to assist in the preparation of reports on compliance with (and violations of) rights to reproductive and sexual health by government departments and agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Also designed to assist in the development of advocacy manuals, training programs, and research.

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