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arrow for change – risky business: women and occupational health

Published in 2001

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While economists and development professionals generally extol the benefits of industrial development, few mention the hidden costs of increased deaths and fatalities at work. Women are amongst the injured and dead as they have “enjoyed” the greatest rise in labour force participation, mainly in lowly paid, low skill manufacturing jobs. Increasingly women’s work is dispersed, […]

women’s health needs and rights in southeast asia – a beijing monitoring report

Published in 2001

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In the Fourth World Conference on Women that took place in Beijing in 1995 governments agreed on the Platform For Action (PFA). It highlighted twelve areas of critical concern, one of which is women and health. This report is an outcome of the first regional effort in Asia- Pacific by women NGOs to systematically monitor […]

arrow for change – women’s well-being: reframing mental health

Published in 2001

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Women need to have control of their lives in order to be physically and mentally healthy. Poverty, gender power relations, gender discrimination and violence against women as the main social determinants of women’s mental health have reduced this control and thus these factors need to be urgently addressed. Central to women’s NGO work in Asia […]

arrow for change – maternal mortality: why women need not die

Published in 2001

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To this day, women continue to die from the age-old and most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth – hemorrhage, infections, unsafe abortion, obstructed labour, and the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. In 1995, the latest estimated number of maternal deaths globally was 515,000. Of these deaths, 53 per cent (272,000) occurred in Africa, 42 per […]

a framework of indicators for action on women’s health needs and rights after beijing

Published in 2000

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Women’s health programmes entered a new phase of understanding in the 1990s, culminating in the 1995 Beijing Conference. A very broad concept of women’s health needs throughout their life-cycle was agreed upon, which included women’s rights to have these needs met. Traditional mortality indicators alone such as life expectancy and maternal mortality can thus no […]

arrow for change – the health rights of migrant women

Published in 2000

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Current globalisation strategies, restructuring of economies through structural adjustment programmes and removal of protective regulations for cheap, temporary contractual workers favour migrant labour. Poverty, conflicts, environmental catastrophes, forced displacement and changes in production processes have increased migration. The demand for cheap, flexible, contractual and deregulated labour has also encouraged highly organised recruitment. The demand for […]

arrow for change – the impact of health sector reform on reproductive health

Published in 2000

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In 1994, the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo agreed on women’s right to reproductive health care. Article 7.6 of its Programme of Action states that “All governments should strive to make accessible through the primary health care system reproductive health to all individuals of appropriate ages as soon as possible and no […]

arrow for change – gender-sensitive healthcare

Published in 2000

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Although the 1994 Cairo Programme of Action and the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action made significant gains in women’s rights, gender equality and reproductive health issues, Asia-Pacific health care systems remain insensitive to women’s health needs. Women suffer inequalities in health status and treatment despite the availability of modern medical technology and overall increase in […]

arrow for change – women’s health and barriers of culture and religion

Published in 1999

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Cultural benefits and practices such as son preference, pregnancy and childbirth taboos, traditional contraceptive and abortion methods, sati, dowry killings and patriarchy have been identified as problems which hold back the improvement of women’s health, especially their reproductive health. More traditional religious views and practices of Islam and Christianity regarding sexuality, abortion, contraception and the […]

taking up the cairo challenge: country studies in asia pacific

Published in 1999

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There is still a long way to go before the recommendations of the International Conferenceon Population and Development (ICPD)in Cairo 1994 are known, understood and acted upon primarily by government, international agencies and donor organisations in Asia and the Pacific.This was one of the main conclusions of a regional research project Changes in Population Policies […]