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Advancing the Human Right to Health$
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José M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks, and Lawrence O. Gostin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.001.0001

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Women’s health and human rights: struggles to engender social transformation

Women’s health and human rights: struggles to engender social transformation

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(p.275) Chapter 20 Women’s health and human rights: struggles to engender social transformation
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Advancing the Human Right to Health
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Alicia Ely Yamin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.003.0020

This chapter discusses the evolution of international human rights and women’s health. It covers the origins and development of women’s health rights in international treaties; progressive clarification of norms and appropriation of human rights discourse; and the Millennium Development Goals and efforts to operationalize rights-based approaches to women’s health.

Keywords:   women’s health, right to health, human rights, international treaties, millennium development goals

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