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Women's Health and Human Rights in Afghanistan epub

by Physicians for Human Rights


Women's Health and Human Rights in Afghanistan epub

ISBN: 1879707357

ISBN13: 978-1879707351

Author: Physicians for Human Rights

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: Physicians for Human Rights (October 14, 2001)

Pages: 112 pages

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Physicians for Human Rights: A groundbreaking survey of over 1,000 . A groundbreaking survey of over 1,000 Afghan women and men about their attitudes and experiences regarding the health and human rights of Afghan women.

Physicians for Human Rights: A groundbreaking survey of over 1,000 Afghan women and men about their attitudes and experiences regarding the health and human rights of Afghan women.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is a US-based not-for-profit human rights NGO that uses medicine and science to document and advocate against mass atrocities and severe human rights violations around the world. PHR headquarters are in New York City, with offices in Boston and Washington, .

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Physicians for Human Rights' timely report Women's Health and Human Rights in Afghanistan is based on a groundbreaking survey of more than 1,000 Afghan men and women living in Afghanistan and nearby refugee camps

Physicians for Human Rights' timely report Women's Health and Human Rights in Afghanistan is based on a groundbreaking survey of more than 1,000 Afghan men and women living in Afghanistan and nearby refugee camps. Over 90% of respondents indicated strong support for the rights of Afghan women.

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Physicians for Human Rights - международная правозащитная организация, основанная в 1986 году небольшой группой . The Taliban's war on women: a Health and Human Rights Crisis in Afghanistan. Boston, Washington DC, 1998.

Physicians for Human Rights - международная правозащитная организация, основанная в 1986 году небольшой группой американских медиков, которые намеревались использовать свой врачебный авторитет для освещения ситуации с нарушением прав человека, а также - для оказания помощи пострадавшим. Одной из первых миссий организации был мониторинг ситуации с правами человека в Чили во времена правления Пиночета. С тех пор PHR провела полевые расследования в более чем 40 странах.

The Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation was produced under the direction of Michelle Funk, Natalie Drew and Benedetto Saraceno, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization. Writing team: Principal writers: Melvyn Freeman (formerly Department of Health, Pretoria, South Africa) and Soumitra Pathare (Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, India).

Physicians for Human Rights' timely report Women's Health and Human Rights in Afghanistan is based on a groundbreaking survey of more than 1,000 Afghan men and women living in Afghanistan and nearby refugee camps. Over 90% of respondents indicated strong support for the rights of Afghan women. The participants overwhelmingly endorsed equal access for women to education and work opportunities; freedom of expression, legal protections for the rights of women and participation of women in government.

This timely new report contains important data on the health status of women, including their mental health, as well as statistical results. The report also offers recommendations for future Afghan officials regarding women's welfare within Afghanistan.

More than 80% of women and men agreed that women should be able to move about freely and that the teachings of Islam do not restrict women's human rights. Seventy-five percent of women and men interviewed expressed that women should be able to associate with people of their own choosing. According to the study, women surveyed by PHR in Taliban-controlled areas almost unanimously expressed that the Taliban had made their life "much worse" (94-98%), attributing their declining mental and physical health to Taliban policies. The majority of respondents described their physical (63-87%) and mental (54-85%) health as fair or poor. Significantly, a majority (57-86%) of women still living under Taliban rule in Afghanistan attributed their symptoms directly to Taliban official policies towards women, despite the presence of armed conflict, devastating poverty, and underdevelopment. The PHR report is the first study to systematically assess human rights concerns of a large Afghan! ! population. (click here for full report).

In 1998, PHR conducted the first survey of the health and human rights status of Afghan women since Taliban rule, The Taliban's War on Women, that helped bring to the world's attention the health consequences of the Taliban's restrictions on the human rights of Afghan women.