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HeRWAI, a strategic tool to enhance lobbying activities for better implementation of women's health rights

Date: 
Wed, 03/25/2009

The Health Rights of Women Assessment Instrument, in short HeRWAI. is a newly developed, practical tool for organizations that want to bring a human rights approach into practice. Through a HeRWAI analysis, organizations can explore the impact of a policy is in terms of women's health rights and build up arguments to improve the policy. The analysis includes local, national and international influences and is based on the norms set by Convention on the Elimintation of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and International Convention on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. The electronic version of HeRWAI is available at:

http://www.humanrightsimpact.org/fileadmin/hria_resources/HeRWAI_Centre/HeRWAI.pdf


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Aim for Human Rights
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION ON WOMEN'S HEALTH

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Fri, 05/30/2008
23rd April 2008 turned into the Black Wednesday. At Venkatapuram village and Pennaloorpettai of the Thiruvallur district, four Dalit children died shortly after vaccination. The children were given injection for immunization against measles at the weekly camp for Immunization Program. They, however, resulted to be suffered spasms, and frothing at their mouths. The victimized children were buried without proper autopsy.

The Tamil Nadu Government immediately suspended Village Health Nurse (VHN) who had administered the vaccine.
Author/Source: 
Tamil Nadu Women's Forum
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'Women should be in all forms of decision-making'

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) supports the call for women’s greater empowerment and opportunity through realizing their right to livelihood, health, education, and political participation, and especially to decision-making of all forms, particularly those decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their children.

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The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
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The business of avoiding babies

Population control is ensconced in ideology, technology, industry and, of course, health, but at the cost of women's well-being.

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Bela Malik Delhi
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