New research highlights how human rights law can improve women's health
Research launched at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland offers a rare glimpse at how the key international convention on women’s rights has been translated into national laws on issues such as sexual health and domestic violence.
Redressing the balance: Using human rights law to improve health for women everywhere examines the guidance provided by the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and the response to that guidance by governments around the world.
Drawing on data from 117 countries, the new report from The George Institute for Global Health and Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW Sydney assesses how well each country has implemented laws to address key issues in alignment with their international legal obligations under CEDAW.
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