Feminists in the 1990s achieved a truly monumental breakthrough when they secured the formal recognition of women’s rights as human rights, and of violence against women as a human rights violation. This work continues, in new ways, as gender-based violence
“This report documents attacks against vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, patients, community volunteers, and drivers and guards, in violation of longstanding human rights and humanitarian law norms to protect and respect health care in conflict. Apart from the immediate
The National Center for Farmworker Health sheds light on the typically unrecognized indigenous population that works in agriculture. Focusing on Latin American indigenous groups, this document highlights the demographics, working conditions, health, and discrimination of indigenous workers.
Americas Society and the Council of Americas depict the progression of females at the legislative level. North and South America hold a higher percentage of females in congressional seats, at 28.9%, than the international average.
This research highlights the narratives of undocumented workers who work as farmworkers and the tolerance linked to their citizen status here in America. Within this report, several interviews were conducted to share the stories of these workers.
To strengthen the capacity of States Party to the Convention of Belem do Para, MESECVI* elaborated the Inter-American Model Law on Violence Against Women in the Political Life. Incorporating elements of CEDAW, the Model Law emphasizes eliminating discrimination against women
The study, in the journal Violence Against Women, found that experiencing intimate partner violence increases the probability that a woman will experience material hardship by 10-25 percent when factors such as ethnicity, education, mental health and drug use are accounted
The purpose of this article is to examine the literature on violence against women and employment. After a brief discussion of the definition and consequences of intimate partner violence, the article reviews the research and related literatures to describe the
Violence against women is recognized as a human rights violation in international law, and as an obstacle to development and economic growth. However, there is a gap in understanding intimate partner violence (IPV) as a serious detriment to women in
Worldwide, more than half of the global population is not covered under any type of social protection scheme, and less than 30 per cent enjoys comprehensive social protection. Women are particularly disadvantaged in social protection systems, experiencing lower coverage rates