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Session: Women's Rights are Human Rights: In the US and Around the World
3255.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Women's Rights are Human Rights: In the US and Around the World
As the title of this session implies: Women's rights ARE human rights in the United States and throughout the world. However, the rights of women are frequently violated often resulting in poor health outcomes for women. The presenters in this session will discuss several aspects of women's/human rights violations, including sexual harassment, women who are pregnant in prison, racially biased punitive solutions to women who are substance abusers, and adolescent sex work.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, the participant will be able to (1) discuss examples of domestic and international violations of women's rights (women of all ages); (2) describe populations of women for whom violations of their rights are more common than others; and (3) articulate the health and policy implications of rights violations from a women's health perspective.
Moderator(s):Catherine DeLorey, DrPH
12:30 PMNot just a public health, but a human rights issue: Sexual harassment in the workplace  [ Recorded presentation ]
Socheat Chi
12:48 PMPregnant prisoners' oral healthcare experiences at Valley State Prison for Women in California: A human and constitutional rights issue  [ Recorded presentation ]
Shireen Malekafzali, MPHc, Anisha Moore Johnson, MPHc, Jessica Waggett, MPHc, Naomi Akers, MPHc, Pedro A. Arista, MPHc
1:06 PMWomen and substance abuse treatment: A rationale for reform  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kathryn Luchok, PhD, Sarah Gareau, MEd, CHES
1:24 PMFemale genital mutilation (FGM) in Ghana: A human rights approach to its eradication  [ Recorded presentation ]
Matilda Aberese Ako
1:42 PMAdolescent commercial street sex workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh: An analysis of the interface between health and human rights  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nowreen Haq, MD, MPHc, Shamsuzzoha B. Syed, MD, DPH, DFPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Women's Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; APHA-International Human Rights Committee; Maternal and Child Health; Occupational Health and Safety; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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