Despite the right to adequate housing being recognised in international human rights law, over a billion people live in precarious conditions - many of them women. This publication aims to shed some light on the main underlying reasons for their plight and offer guidance on measures to prevent and eradicate discrimination against women with respect to housing rights. The first chapter describes the international legal and policy frameworks for the implementation of women's right to adequate housing - human rights treaties, the principle of non-discrimination and the progressive realisation of all rights. Chapter II outlines the main underlying causes - from discriminatory statutory laws to customary laws and practices, and lack of access to legal and other remedies. Finally, Chapter III elaborates on selected issues such as forced evictions, degraded living conditions, and cultural and religious recognition of women's rights. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Report and recommendations of the expert group meeting-- general overview-- the value of women, women's autonomy and population trends-- women, health and mortality-- women, fertility and family planning-- women's education and its demographic impact-- linkages between women's economic activity and populatiion dynamics-- population, development and environment - issues of special concern for women.
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As part of the preparations for the UN International Conference on Population and Development in 1994, a group meeting was held on the topic of population and women. Contained in this volume are the report and recommendations of the meeting and the papers submitted to it. Particular attention is paid to issues of women's reproductive health, education and economic activity. The situations of both developed and developing countries are considered, although the main emphasis is on the latter. (source: Nielsen Book Data)