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Gender and violence - mechanisms. anti-mechanisms, interventions, evaluations
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Gender and medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2011 (English)In: Gender and violence - mechanisms, anti-mechanisms, interventions, evaluations: Proceedings from GEXcelTheme 4. GEXcel Work in Progress Report Volume XI / [ed] B Wijma, C Tucker, A Biricik, Linköping: Linköping University , 2011, 15-31 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Legal research in reproductive and sexual health is the jurisprudential

analysis of human rights issues and international obligations relating

to the protection of reproductive and sexual healthcare, especially for

women. This subject is often gendered and focuses primarily on the period

subsequent to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination

against Women (CEDAW) in 1981, the International Conference

on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, Egypt, in

1994, the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China,

and the prospects for legal obligations to reproductive rights in national

systems. For Nigeria, the discourse explores the opportunities inherent

in identified indicators of willingness and capacity within the State, and

the considerations for protecting women’s health and achieving reproductive

rights provisions in domiciliary law.

Reproductive health issues include sexual and domestic violence,

HIV/AIDS, harmful traditional practices, family planning and abortion.

These issues have assumed immense proportions and importance in

human rights discourses in recent times. Globalisation has further enlarged

the scope for legal and human rights interventions in healthcare,

especially in developing countries and sub-Saharan Africa. The escalating

prevalence and transmission rates of AIDS in the African region are

additional causes for concern in reproductive healthcare. This paper is

essentially a gender-specific human rights synopsis of reproductive rights

as proposed in regionaland international provisions and policies. It also

highlights the opportunities for consideration and

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University , 2011. 15-31 p.
Tema G rapport, ISSN 1650-9056 ; 15
, CFS report series, ISSN 1103-2618 ; 17
Keyword [en]
Violence, mechanisms, interventions, evaluations
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77583ISBN: 978-91-7519-979-5OAI: diva2:528011
Available from: 2012-05-23 Created: 2012-05-23 Last updated: 2013-03-11Bibliographically approved

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