Woman Rights

Derechos Humanos / Human Rights

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african-american-womanEnding the Male Monopoly on Peace: Women Still Need More Seats at the Table

Source: IPS News
October 26, 2017
-New York-

Whether targeted by perpetrators of sexual violence, oppressed by ideological extremists, or uniquely threatened by the bombing of hospital maternity units, women often bear the brunt of conflicts. Yet when it comes to peace negotiations, women too often don’t have a seat at the table. The continuing reality that men, particularly armed men, enjoy an almost exclusive role in peace processes defies both logic and evidence. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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corteidhInter-American Court of Human Rights Condemns Forced Sterilization in Landmark Judgment

Source: Int Law Grrls
March 1°, 2017
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has, for the first time, addressed the all-too-common practice of sterilizing women without their informed consent. In its judgment concerning I.V. v. Bolivia, released on December 22, 2016, the court determined that forced sterilization generally violates a core set of human rights, including the right to dignity, and may also constitute cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and violate the right to judicial protection (as it found to be the case here). Leer el resto de esta entrada »