Gender and Human Rights in the Commonwealth

Some Critical Issues for Action in the Decade 2005-2015

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Gender and Human Rights in the Commonwealth
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Publication date: 1 October 2004
Size: 253mm x 190mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-808-2
Pages: 312

The purpose of this book is to contribute to current policy-making, programme planning and implementation on gender and human rights. It is intended for a wide audience of policy-makers, magistrates, judges and lawyers, academics and civil society organisations grappling with these issues. It is also intended as a conceptual and policy-oriented resource for those committed to implementing and supporting the Human Rights Goals of the new Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005-2015.

The papers address a wide range of gender and human rights issues, including the convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), gender-based violence, culture and the law, indigenous peoples, trafficking and migration, land and property rights, diversity and a life cycle approach to gender and human rights. This book brings together the papers commissioned for a Pan-Commonwealth Expert Group Meeting on Gender and Human Rights which took place at the Commonwealth Secretariat, London February 2004. These papers, together with other key background papers, represent much of the analysis and experience from Commonwealth member countries that informed the development of the Human Rights section of the new Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005-2015.



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Foreword

1. CEDAW: Achievements and Challenges
Progress, Achievements, Constraints and Key Priorities by Shanthi Dairiam
Recent Key Trends and Issues in the Implementation of CEDAW by Feride Acar

2. Culture, Gender and the Law
Recent Thinking and Practical Strategies by Lisa Fishbayn
Reconciling Competing Rights by Catherine Muyeka Mumma

3. Gender and Human Rights in the Life Cycle
Taking the Life-cycle Approach to the World of Work by Lin Lean Lim
Older People by Fiona Clark
The Life Cycle: Adolescent Girls from the Report of the Expert Croup Meeting on Adolescent Girls and Their Rights

4. Gender-based Violence
Meeting the Challenge to End Gender-based Violence by Tina Johnson

5. Trafficking in Women
Trafficking in Women: Causes, Consequences and Responses by Meena Shivdas
Using CEDAW to Address Trafficking in Women by Shanti Dairiam
Trafficking as a Human Rights Issue: Thoughts on How to Address it in the Commonwealth by Lin Lean Lim
Response Framework for Trafficking of Women and Girls from ILO Booklet 6: Trafficking of Women and Girls

6. Gender and Land Rights
Land, Property and Housing Rights by Lucia Kiwala
Land Rights and Women's Claims by Bina Agarwal

7. Indigenous Peoples' Rights
Indigenous Peoples' Rights in the Commonwealth, with a Focus on Indigenous Women by by
Helena Whall

Appendix 1. Pan-Commonwealth Expert Group Meeting on Gender and Human Rights
Introduction
Meeting Agenda
Notes from the Discussion and Recommendations
Participant List

Appendix 2. Extract from the Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005–2015