Written By International Women's Health CoalitionWednesday, 11 December 2002
Women's eNews, December 11, 2002
By Françoise Girard
Editor's Note: The following is a commentary. The opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily the views of Women's eNews.
Many concerned citizens saw President Bush's move blocking the United States' $34 million contribution to the United Nations Population Fund last July as yet another attack on abortion. But his actions then and since have revealed a much broader anti-woman agenda, one that is threatening women's health, human rights and equality in the United States and worldwide.
Ensuring the Reproductive Rights of Refugees and Internationally Displaced Persons: Legal and PolicyWritten By International Women's Health CoalitionFriday, 01 December 2000
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Summary: By Françoise Girard andWilhelmina Waldman (International Family Planning Perspectives, Vol.26, No. 4, December, 2000, New York: Alan Guttmacher Institute).Examines the international legal framework for the reproductive rightsof refugees and internationally displaced persons, as well as someaspects of UN and NGO policies relevant to refugee reproductive health(7 pages).
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Written By International Women's Health CoalitionFriday, 01 December 2000
Population and Reproductive Health: Where Do We Go Next?
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Summary: By Adrienne Germain (American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 90, No. 12, December, 2000, Washington: American Public Health Association). Describes the areas of critical concern addressed in the ICPD Programme of Action and offers recommendations for moving forward (3 pages).Click here to order this issue or other issues of the American Journal of Public Health.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 02 October 2000
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Summary: By Leyla Gülçür (Health and Human Rights, Vol.5, No. 1, October, 2000, Boston: Harvard School of Public Health). Examination of the growing awareness—supported by health research and accepted in recent international documents such as the Beijing Platform for Action—that gender inequalities and violations of women's human rights, are closely linked to mental health problems, which disproportionately affect women (21 pages).
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Written By International Women's Health CoalitionSaturday, 01 January 2000
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Summary: By Françoise Girard (EarthTimes, 2000). Summarizes the challenges and achievements of thefive-year review of the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing PlusFive, New York, 2000) (3 pages).
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 01 November 1999
Summary: By Françoise Girard (Journal of Women's Health and Law, Vol. I, No. 1, November, 1999, Toronto and Vancouver: Butterworths). Analyzes the significance for women's health of the UN's five-year review of implementation of the Programme of Action agreed in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The author outlines and discusses the significance and impact of the original ICPD agreements and of the new commitments made by governments in 1999 to hasten implementation of the Programme of Action (14 pages).
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Written By International Women's Health CoalitionSunday, 01 August 1993
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Summary: By Ruth Dixon-Mueller (Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 24, No. 5, 1993, New York: Population Council). Literature review commissioned by IWHC and the Working Group on Sexuality and Gender (IWHC and the Population Council). Explores the importance of sexuality and gender-based power relations to reproductive health policies and programs (13 pages).
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