Rights, Refugee Women & Reproductive Health
35 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2009
Date Written: April 1995
This article examines how international human rights norms can be applied more effectively to protect and ensure the reproductive rights of refugee women. It examines the gap between refugee law and the actual practice of UNHCR and international donors in responding to refugee women's needs. This examination explores the applicability of other legal and policy frameworks for addressing issues of sexual violence as well as reproductive health issues more generally. This Paper also begins to explore the issue of transnational versus individual state responsibility for guaranteeing to refugee women, on a nondiscriminatory basis, the full range of civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights to which they are entitled under international law.
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