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Using human rights to change tradition

traditional practices harmful to women"s reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa

by Corinne A. A. Packer

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Published by Intersentia in Antwerpen, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.
    • Subjects:
    • Women -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Social conditions.,
    • Women -- Health and hygiene -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Reproductive health -- Social aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Women"s rights -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Human rights.,
    • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Social life and customs.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesTraditional practices harmful to women"s reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa
      StatementCorinne A.A. Packer.
      SeriesSchool of Human Rights Research series ;, v. 13
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ1787 .P23 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 259 p. :
      Number of Pages259
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3728249M
      ISBN 109050952267
      LC Control Number2003375416

      Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Human RightsThe argument is often made that human rights emanate from the Judaic-Christian tradition and are therefore distinctively Western, although the values that underlie the principles of human rights are of universal validity. Rights of Man (), a book by Thomas Paine, including 31 articles, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its these points as a base it defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's attack in Reflections on the Revolution in France ().. It was published in two parts in March and February Author: Thomas Paine.

      Human rights literature is a literary genre that deals with human rights issues, and thus - directly or indirectly - promotes values of human goal of human rights literature is to combine the literary driving force with the motivation for action, which is a fundamental and integral element of the struggle for protection of human rights. History; Books & the Arts; August 30/September 6, Issue; Human Rights in History Human Rights in History. Human rights emerged not in the s but the s, and on the ruins of prior dreams.

        The IHEU’s Head of delegation to the UN in Geneva, Elizabeth O’Casey, highlighted a number of deeply damaging practices against women and girls that happen in the name of culture, religion and tradition, and called on the Council to reject these notions as justifications for State exemptions from international human rights obligations. law. There is a difference between referring to “international law of human rights” and “international human rights law.” 6. In the first case, international law can be understood as a protector of human rights. In the second case, use of the adjective international as a modifier of human rights is either redundant or unduly limiting.


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Using Human Rights to Change Tradition: Traditional Practices Harmful to Women's Reproductive Health in sub-Saharan Africa (School of Human Rights Research) (v. 13): Packer, Corinne: : Books. Using Human Rights to Change Tradition: Traditional Practices Harmful to Women's Reproductive Health in sub-Saharan Africa (School of Human Rights Cited by: These are applied using the framework of human rights, particularly with regard to the role of the African State and its obligations under international human rights law.

This book gives an inter-disciplinary and well-founded study on the human rights violations still occurring. Using Human Rights to Change Tradition Traditional Practices Harmful to Women’s Reproductive Health in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Traditional practices (such as female circumcision, various birthing methods and early pregnancy) expected of, and maintained by, women in sub-Saharan African continue relatively unabated. So, too, does the harm these pose to women, including increased risks of maternal mortality, reproductive ill-health and transmission of HIV/AIDS.

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These are applied using the framework of human rights, particularly with regard to the role of the African State and its obligations under international human rights law.

The author argues that the African State should seek and facilitate the end of harmful traditional practices by engaging new – and likely more influential – actors, in particular traditional and religious leaders and ordinary men.

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The significance of the Universal Declaration is that it inaugurates a whole new period of thinking about human ’s something very significant about that text, coming after the Second World War, after the. The human rights movement is not inherently at odds with customary law, religious law, and tradition, but with the aspects that violate rights.

The task at hand is one of transformation, not. through defining a common understanding of a human rights-based approach to development cooperation, em-bodied within the United Nations common programming guidelines.

And at the World Summit in SeptemberUnited Nations Member States gave an unprecedented po-litical imprimatur and impetus to the Organization’s efforts. The American civil rights movement represents one of the most remarkable social revolutions in all of world history.

While no one would discount the significance of the leadership of Martin Luther King and others, we should also recognize that the fight could not have been waged without the countless foot soldiers in the trenches.

As an important corrective to the traditional "great man. HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE INDIAN TRADITION: AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL Mahendra P. Singh* Picking up the debate on cultural relativism of human rights, this paper traces the Indian tradition of human rights, which is found to be fully supportive of the idea of human rights.

The state in the Indian tradition did not, however, acquire or wield the kind of. "This splendid volume is a treasure house of insight and up-to-date information on religion and human rights.

The accessibility of the essays, the eminence of the diverse authors, and the vision of the editors will make this an indispensable handbook for every scholar, advocate, and policy-maker in the field."/5(3). Increase in the violation of huma rights in Africa is at it apex point, both the international and regional commeteer need to pay much attension to this issues, especially the violation of fundamental rights which are clearly speelts in all human rights documents with execption to Articule 2(c) p 4 of the Cairo Declaration of Human   This dialogue meant accepting non-Catholic religious traditions as authentic expressions of faith, which in turn required that the sacred dignity of every man, woman, and child had to be respected.

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Arguing that human rights are an integral part of modernization in the East as in the West, he says that "to accept the sovereign nation-state, a produt of modernity, and to reject human rights, another product, is an arbitrary and convenient selection of.

Traditional Values And Human Rights In Africa On March 24the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council adopted a resolution titled, Promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms through a. human rights norms in modern international society.

Th e third section follows organically from the nar-rative about the human rights story in international relations. If we are to take seriously the claim that there is a global human rights culture, then we are entitled to.

human rights advocates can provide tools that allow individuals to implement their own methods of change. Initial progress often involves compromises on both sides of the human rights debate.

In such instances, it is imperative to remember that true change, for File Size: KB. human rights standards enshrined in domestic law and in regional and international human rights instruments to which Liberia is a party, as well as customary international law.

Moreover, HRPS has found that such practices disproportionately affect women, children, elderly persons, persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable persons.

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