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CEDAW

Between Their Stories and our Realities: A Manual for Seminars and Workshops on CEDAW by Gloria Shuster, Ivana Martinez and Julie Madore (available in English and Spanish) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/pdhre99.html

Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (all are available in English, some are also available in French and/or Spanish) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/cedaw/cedaw-observations.htm

CEDAW Advocacy Kit from UNIFEM and UNICEF (available in English) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/cedawkit.html

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: General Assembly resolution 34/180 from the United Nations (available in English, also available in French and Spanish) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/e1cedaw.htm

Draft Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Commission on the Status of Women from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (available in English) http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/protocol/protocol.htm

General Recommendations Adopted by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (available in English, also available in French) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/gencomm/onwomen.htm

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/cedawopprot-2000.html

Report of CEDAW: Sessional/Annual Report of Committee (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/cedaw/cedaw-annual.htm

Sessional/Annual Report of Committee from CEDAW (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/cedaw/cedaw-annual.htm

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International Conference of American States

Convention on the Nationality of Women from the International Conference of American States (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/uruguay1933.html

Inter-American Convention on the Granting of Civil Rights to Women from the International Conference of American States (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/civilrts.html

Inter-American Convention on the Granting of Political Rights to Women from the International Conference of American States (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/politicalrts.html

Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women from the International Conference of American States (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/brazil1994.html

Maria Eugenia Morales De Sierra v. Guatemala from the Inter-American Council on Human Rights (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/cases/1997/guatemala28-98.html

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United Nations

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: Fourth World Conference on Women from the United Nations (available in English, also available in French) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/e5dplw.htm

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: General Assembly resolution 34/180 from the United Nations (available in English, also available in French and Spanish) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/e1cedaw.htm

Convention on the Political Rights of Women from the U.N.T.S. (available in English, also available in French and Spanish) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/e2cprw.htm

Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women from the United Nations GAOR (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/e4devw.htm

Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict from the United Nations GAOR (available in English, also available in French and Spanish) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/e3dpwcea.htm

Draft Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Commission on the Status of Women from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (available in English) http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/protocol/protocol.htm

The Elimination of Violence Against Women: Commission on Human Rights resolution 1997/44, ESCOR supplement from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/UN/1997/Res044.html

The Elimination of Violence Against Women: Commission on Human Rights Resolution 1998/52, ESCOR supplement from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/UN/1998/Res052.html

ESCOR Supplement: Violence against Women Migrant Workers from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/UN/1997/Res013.html

Human Rights Committee, General Comment 4: Article 3 from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/gencomm/hrcom4.htm

The Human Rights of Women: A Reference Guide to official United Nations Documents from the United Nations (available in English, also available in French and Spanish) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/women/engl-wmn.html

Improvement of the Situation of Women in Rural Areas: General Assembly Resolution 50/165 from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/resolutions/50/165GA1995.html

Integration of Older Women in Development: General Assembly Resolution 49/162 from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/resolutions/49/162GA1994.html

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/cedawopprot-2000.html

Our Homes, Our Lives, Ourselves: A Fun Book to Help Young People Get the Issues Right Concerning Women in Human Settlements Development from the United Nations Centre for Human Settlement (available in English) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/settlement.html

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Iran from the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/commission/country51/55.htm

The Role of the UN Development Fund for Women in Eliminating Violence Against Women: General Assembly Resolution 50/166 from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/resolutions/50/166GA1995.html

Sandra Lovelace v. Canada: December 1977 from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/undocs/session36/6-24.htm

Sandra Lovelace v. Canada: August 1979 from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/undocs/html/24_1977.htm

Sandra Lovelace v. Canada: July 1980 from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/undocs/html/24_1977c.htm

U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences by Special Rapporteur Radhika Coomaraswamy (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/thematic/WOMEN.htm

Women in Development: General Assembly Resolution 50/104 from the United Nations (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/resolutions/50/104GA1995.html

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Faith Related

Instruction on Respect for Human Life in its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation: Replies to Certain Questions of the Day from the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/congregation.html

 

On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life from the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/donumvitae.html

What is the Law? Legal Literacy for Women: Know Your Rights from the Catholic Women's League of Tonga (available in English) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/what-is-law.html

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Health Related

Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Human Embryonic or Fetal Tissue for Experimental and Clinical Neurotransplantation and Research from the Network for European CNS Transplantation and Restoration (NECTAR) (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/embryos1994.html

Gender, HIV and Human Rights: A Training Manual by Madhu Bala Nath (available in English, French, and Spanish) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/unifem00.html

Instruction on Respect for Human Life in its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation: Replies to Certain Questions of the Day from the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/congregation.html

 

International Code of Ethics for Midwives from the International Confederation of Midwives (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/midwives.html

Opinion on Ethical Aspects of Prenatal Diagnosis from the Group of Advisers to the European Commission on the Ethical Implications of Biotechnology (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/prenatalopinion.html

Report on Human Artificial Procreation from the Council of Europe, Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Bioethics (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/artificialprocreation.html

Resolution on the Prohibition of Access of Women to Health Care and the Prohibition of Practice by Female Doctors in Afghanistan from the 49th World Medical Association General Assembly (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/afghanistan.html

Statement on Family Planning and the Right of a Woman to Contraception from the 48th World Medical Association General Assembly (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/familyplanning.html

Statement on Fetal Tissue Transplantation from the 41st World Medical Association General Assembly (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/fetaltransplant.html

Statement on In-Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transplantation from the 39th World Medical Association General Assembly (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/in-vitro.html

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Teaching or Training Manuals

The 4th R, Human Rights Education Resource Guide: Women (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/education/4thR-sm94/women-sm94.htm

Amnesty International Resource Notebook: (A-10) Women's Rights (available in English) http://www.hrusa.org/catalog/amnesty.html

Between Their Stories and our Realities: A Manual for Seminars and Workshops on CEDAW by Gloria Shuster, Ivana Martinez and Julie Madore (available in English and Spanish) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/pdhre99.html

Bringing Equality Home: Implementing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women edited by Illana Landsberg-Lewis (available in English, French, and Spanish) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/cedaw99.html

CEDAW Advocacy Kit from UNIFEM and UNICEF (available in English) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/cedawkit.html

Feminist Approaches to Human Rights Education edited by Niamh Reilly (available in English) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/feminist-approaches.html

Gender, HIV and Human Rights: A Training Manual by Madhu Bala Nath (available in English, French, and Spanish) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/unifem00.html

Human Rights Education Curriculum: Women (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/education/pihre/women.htm

Human Rights Education Techniques That Challenge and Transform Attitudes and Behaviors by Lori Handrahan (available in English) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/handra00.html

Human Rights of Women: A Collection of International and Regional Normative Instruments by Janusz Symonides and Vladimir Volodin (available in English) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/unesco98.html

Local Action, Global Change: Learning About the Human Rights of Women and Girls by Julie Mertus with Mallika Dutt & Nancy Flowers (available in English) http://www.hrusa.org/catalog/unifem.html

Non-Fiction Literature from Amnesty International USA (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/bibliog/nonfiction.html

Our Homes, Our Lives, Ourselves: A Fun Book to Help Young People Get the Issues Right Concerning Women in Human Settlements Development from the United Nations Centre for Human Settlement (available in English) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/settlement.html

Training Module on Women's Traditional Conflict Resolution and Mediating Practices from the FAWE Sierra Leone Chapter and UNESCO (available in English) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/conflictres.html

Tu Tienes Derechos (Folder) from the Peruvian Institute for Education in Democracy and Peace (available in Spanish) http://www.hrusa.org/catalog/spanish.html

What is the Law? Legal Literacy for Women: Know Your Rights from the Catholic Women's League of Tonga (available in English) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/what-is-law.html

Women and Human Rights by Marita Ishwaran (available in English) http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/womenrights-jpc.html

Women's Human Rights Step by Step: A Practical Guide to Using International Human Rights Law and Mechanisms to Defend Women's Human Rights from the Women, Law & Development International; Human Rights Watch; Women's Rights Project (available in English and French) http://www.hrusa.org/catalog/wldi.html

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Other

Documentation on File with the Ministry of Gender and Community Development: Kampala (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/africa/WOMEN.htm

Fictional Films (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/bibliog/fictionalfilm.html

The Status of Human Rights Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa Uganda from Action for Development (available in English) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/africa/uganda.htm

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CEDAW, International Conference of American States, United Nations, Faith Related, Health Related, Teaching or Training Manuals, Other

Compiled from The Human Rights Resource Center, The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library, and The Human Rights Education Associates.

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