Written By International Women's Health CoalitionFriday, 22 September 2006Document signed by the African Union Ministers of Health to outline actions that secure sexual and reproductive rights and health (SRRH) in Africa. Rendered and signed at the special Session of the African Union, Conference of Ministers of Health in Maputo, Mozambique (September 18-22, 2006).
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionTuesday, 01 February 2005
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Summary: By Dr. Sherifa Zuhur (publishedby Women for Women's Human Rights-New Ways, February 2005). Examinesthe common aspects of criminal laws in the Middle East and North Africarelated to sexuality and provides a historical perspective on theamalgamation of tribal, religious, colonial laws and their impact onmodern codes. Providing a thematic comparative study of constructs ofhonor, adultery, honor crimes, rape, sexual abuse, abortion, maritalrape, homosexuality, sex work, FGM and similar issues, the articleexplores how human rights violations in the domain of sexuality arelegitimized by law in the region and how oppression of sexuality inperpetrated by the existing penal systems. The article is both a uniqueresource and a powerful advocacy tool for ongoing reform initiatives inthe region (76 pages).
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionFriday, 09 May 2003
Summary: Report prepared by Liz Ercevik Amado on a workshop co-organized by the Istanbul-based Women for Women's Human Rights-New Ways and the Mediterranean Academy for Diplomatic Studies. The meeting convened 22 NGO representatives, advocates, and academics from Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Turkey, Pakistan, and the U.S. to explore the themes of sexuality, gender, and sexual and bodily rights violations, and to discuss regional strategies for overcoming these human rights violations in national and international contexts from a legal, social and political perspective (21 pages).
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionSaturday, 01 April 2000
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionSaturday, 01 January 2000
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