Human rights

Advancing Human Rights: The State of Global Foundation Grantmaking

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The Foundation Centre

Each year foundations around the world fund efforts to ensure the protection and promotion of human rights. Advancing Human Rights: The State of Global Foundation Grantmaking provides the first-ever analysis of the scope and landscape of global human rights grantmaking.

Haki Zetu: ESC Rights in Practice

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Amnesty International

The Haki Zetu handbook series is a practical toolkit for local NGO's and CBO's working with local communities to realize their economic, social and cultural rights. The main target group is rural or local activists and development workers, who would like to use a rights-based approach to tackle economic and social problems.

The handbooks can be used immediately on the ground, to help NGO/CBO workers in their jobs to assist communities secure access to economic, social and cultural rights. It will assist them to better study laws and policies and promote citizens to use them and monitor where they are not being used effectively.

World Report 2013

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Human Rights Watch

This 23rd annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide in 2012. It reflects extensive investigative work that Human Rights Watch staff has undertaken during the year, often in close partnership with domestic human rights activists.

Human Rights Indicators - Indicators to promote and monitor the implementation of human rights

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World Health Organization

The publication aims to assist in developing quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure progress in the implementation of international human rights norms and principles.

The Guide describes the conceptual and methodological framework for human rights indicators recommended by international and national human rights mechanisms and used by a growing number of governmental and non-governmental actors. It provides concrete examples of indicators identified for a number of human rights—all originating from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—and other practical tools and illustrations, to support the realization of human rights at all levels.

'HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health'

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Global Commission on HIV and the Law

The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV

Human Rights Watch World Report 2011

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Human Rights Watch

This 21st annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2010 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with domestic human rights activists.

Practices in adopting a human rights-based approach to eliminate preventable maternal mortality and human rights

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United Nations

The present study, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 15/17, contains an analytical compilation of good and effective practices in adopting a human rights-based approach to eliminate preventable
maternal mortality and morbidity. It identifies the common features of such practices, analyses how they embody a human rights-based approach, and showcases some good practices that have been effective in reducing maternal
mortality and morbidity.

Child Health in South Africa

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HST Update
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Health Systems Trust
The care and protection of children is a practice and ethic rooted deep in the wisdom and culture of all societies, wrote James P Grant, the previous executive director of UNICEF. He was referring to a deep and universalbut often neglectedknowledge that children are vulnerable. Their situation is closely linked to poverty, and more closely related to social inequality than to general economic hardship. Under apartheid, South African children were exposed to gross human rights violations such as detention and shooting. But the less dramatic, more pervasive, violations of apartheidsuch as racial exclusion from most of the land and the economy, and discrimination in health care and educationultimately did more harm. These softer violations have left todays children with an historical disadvantage as a result of social inequity, underdevelopment and poverty. About 61% of South African children live in poverty and, since families with large numbers of children are more likely to be poor, a disproportionate number live in poor households. Children's rights raise important questions for all those concerned with the health of children. These range from the macro-economic issues to interactions with individual patients.

Breaking the silence: A profile of domestic violence in women attending a community health centre

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Health Systems Trust
Violence against women is the world s most pervasive form of human rights violation. Gender based violence represents a substantial health burden for women in terms of morbidity and mortality rates and makes a significant negative impact on their physical and mental health (WHO 1997).