Human rights advances in women's reproductive health in Africa

Show simple item record Ngwena, Charles G. Brookman-Amissah, Eunice Skuster, Patty 2016-01-25T10:12:06Z 2015-05
dc.description.abstract The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights recently adopted General Comment No 2 to interpret provisions of Article 14 of the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights Women. The provisions relate to women’s rights to fertility control, contraception, family planning, information and education, and abortion. The present article highlights the General Comment’s potential to promote women’s sexual and reproductive rights in multiple ways. The General Comment’s human rights value goes beyond providing stateswith guidance for framing their domestic laws, practices, and policies to complywith treaty obligations. General Comment No 2 is invaluable in educating all stakeholders—including healthcare providers, lawyers, policymakers, and judicial officers at the domestic level—about pertinent jurisprudence. Civil society and human rights advocates can use the General Comment to render the state accountable for failure to implement its treaty obligations. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-05-31
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Ngwena, CG, Brookman-Amissah, E & Skuster, P 2015, 'Human rights advances in women's reproductive health in Africa', International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 129, no. 2, pp. 184-187. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7292 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1879-3479 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.02.001
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 129, no. 2, pp. 184-187, 2015. doi : 10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.02.001. en_ZA
dc.subject Abortion en_ZA
dc.subject Contraception en_ZA
dc.subject Family planning en_ZA
dc.subject Fertility control en_ZA
dc.subject Human rights en_ZA
dc.subject Reproductive health en_ZA
dc.subject Sexual health en_ZA
dc.title Human rights advances in women's reproductive health in Africa en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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