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This handbook on women's human rights is an integrated set of fourteen teaching and learning units. Together, they are designed to identify key issues in women's human rights, define concepts, outline different methodologies for achieving women's human rights, and offer a wide range of activities to facilitate teaching, learning, and discussion of women's human rights challenges. Included in every chapter are a statement of key objectives, background information, discussion questions, special issue boxes, strategies and examples for taking action, and learning activities. Also included are key UN documents and international law bearing on women's human rights. Handouts, checklists, assessment forms, and activist organizations round out the range of reference materials provided. User-friendly, jargon-free, authoritative, and packed with hands-on information, the handbook is an essential resource for anyone working in the field, human rights professionals, scholars, students, and activists.
Julie A. Mertus is Associate Professor and Codirector of the MA program in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs at American University. She has worked on human rights education in more than 20 countries and has authored numerous publications on human rights. Her book Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy (Routledge 2004) was named "human rights book of the year" by the American Political Science Association Human Rights Section. Nancy Flowers is a writer, editor, and human rights consultant. Recent publications include Compasito, a manual for children's human rights education (Council of Europe 2007) and Human Rights. YES! Action and Advocacy on the Rights of People with Disabilities (University of Minnesota Human Rights Center 2007).
Acknowledgments Foreword Prologue Chapter 1: Introduction to Women's Human Rights Chapter 2: Women's Human Rights to Equality and Nondiscrimination Chapter 3: Women's Human Rights in the Family Chapter 4: The Human Rights of Young Women and Girls Chapter 5: Women's Human Right to Health Chapter 6: Women's Human Rights to Reproduction and Sexuality Chapter 7: Women's Human Right to Freedom from Violence Chapter 8: Women's Human Right to an Adequate Standard of Living Chapter 9: Women's Human Rights and Globalization Chapter 10: Women's Human Rights and Work Chapter 11: Women's Human Right to Education Chapter 12: Women's Human Rights in Politics, Public Life, and the Media Chapter 13: Human Rights of Refugee, Displaced, and War-Affected Women Chapter 14: The Road Ahead: Local Action and Global Change Appendix I: Analytical Tables: Analyzing Human Rights Problems Appendix II: Participatory Methodologies for Educators and Facilitators Appendix III: Using Human Rights Systems and Mechanisms Glossary Bibliography Index About the Authors
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