Some Useful Sources

Helen Jones
2006 Social Policy and Society  
There is fundamental recognition that the human rights of women are 'an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights' (Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, para. 18). Violence creates tremendous obstacles to the achievement of rights for women and nation states are obligated to exercise due diligence in the eradication of violence against women and to prevent violence against women wherever it occurs. The following list identifies key documents and resources
more » ... ble at International, European and UK levels. The list includes references to website gateways, documents, campaigns, organisations and publications. The websites provide free access to a wide body of literature and all sites were visited on 11 July 2005 to check that they were current. The list is not comprehensive but is indicative of key materials and services that are easily accessible. Inter national level gateways Department of Gender, Women and Health. Part of the World Health Organization, this is responsible for 'researching and disseminating information on neglected topics directly pertaining to women's health, such as gender-based violence against women'. Division for the Advancement of Women. This provides information on the work of nation states to advance the rights of women. INSTRAW. The United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women was established in 1976 to promote research and training programmes on the advancement of women and gender equality. International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW). This was created in 1976 and is 'dedicated to improving the lives of women in poverty, advancing equality and human rights, and contributing to broader economic and social well-being'. Q Web: Beijing +10 Knowledge Portal. This is a gateway to on-line information and materials relevant to governments and non-governmental organisations on activities, seminars, on-line discussions and meetings related to the Beijing +10 process, globally, regionally, nationally and locally. The Portal is administered by Q Web, which itself developed as a result of the Beijing conference. UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes that promote women's human rights. Over $7 million has been disbursed to programmes around the globe in 85 countries. UNIFEM produces an e-mail newsletter distributed six times per year that provides information on international Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women The European Women's Lobby (EWL) is a co-ordinating body of non-governmental women's organisations in the European Union. It has over 4,000 member associations in the 25 Member States and works to serve as a link between political decision makers and women's organisations. European level documents European Convention on Human Rights. This site provides the full text of the Convention and the Five Protocols.
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