142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Women's Health and Human Rights: Is it A missing Link

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : 9:06 AM - 9:18 AM

Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, CHES , New York Medical College School of Public Health, Pleasant Valley, NY
Gregory Owens, MPH , School of Health Sciences and Practice, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Amy Ansehl, DNP, FNP-BC , Partnership for a Healthy Population, New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice, Valhalla, NY
This presentation will highlight the links between women's  health and human rights and will discuss why women who make up a large majority of the world’s population are disenfranchised from their human rights. A brief insight into the Millennium Development Goals, Beijing Platform of Action , Post 2015 goals and their role in promoting womens human rights  will also be a part of this presentation. In addition specific examples from various regions will be presented which will focus on the challenges and advances made in improving womens health and their  socio- political staus in society. Gender based violence, socio economic discrimination, place of residence and the influence  these factors have  not only on women's health and well being  but on their  families ,communities and countries  will be discussed. The role of public health professionals, and their crucial role in promoting women's health throughout the lifespan and strategies to make the playing field equal for women and girls and through local activism which can hopefully result in improved global outcomes will conclude this presentation.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the link between women's health and human rights Explain why women's health status in many countries is influenced by societal norms

Keyword(s): Women's Health, Human Rights

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working in the area of health care as a physician, professor and a public health professional since the past 25 years. I am widely published and have presented at various national and international conferences and have expertise in women's health issues.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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