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Reproductive rights and women with disabilities : a human rights framework

January 2002

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This paper advocates that international human rights law be used to promote and protect the reproductive rights and needs of women with disabilities. In addition, this work examines the correlation between the following key areas: the right to equality, non-discrimination, reproductive health, physical integrity, and the right to marry. This work also features country based examples, addressing abuses that occur in China and Australia. This work would be useful for anyone with an interest in human/women's rights, reproductive rights and disability

Global directory of early childhood development projects in Africa supported by the World Bank


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This directory features World Bank lending and non-lending programs that target children in the 0-8 age group. It describes Early Childhood Development (ECD) projects and project components and includes economic and sector work and capacity building initiatves. It aims to comprehensively document the World Bank's early years intervention programs and to provide lessons for future ECD projects. ECD programs in Africa are characterised by a high degree of community involvement and civil society participation, including NGOs. Implementation strategies combine key government sectors and programs at central, regional and district levels, and work with non-traditional implementers of World Bank projects such as international and national NGOs and foundations

Report on the CODEP conference 2001. The economics of war and peace : addressing the dilemmas


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This conference focussed on the impact of the global economy on violent conflict and efforts at achieving peace, and the response of civil society at local, regional and international levels. The conference discussed whether globalisation is a new phenomenon, what the implications of globalisation for the dynamics of war and peace are; who the main actors in initiating, prolonging and resolving interstate conflicts are; the extent to which the 'greed versus grievance' framework helps us to understand the motivations of the actors; what other tools are available to help us understand conflict; and what the implications for constructing appropriate policy and programme responses to conflict are. Pages 35-36 (Richard Graham on donor-NGO relations, and pages 42-43 (final evaluation) are particularly useful

Report on communication strategies and information technology


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From the introduction: "This summary reflects the discussions at the Mexico Peer Learning meeting. It is not intended as a definitive text on communication strategies and the use of information technology by associations of grantmakers and support organizations supporting philanthropy. However it does provide very helpful substantive and procedural guidelines for developing an effective communications strategy to promote philanthropy. It does provide an overview of the field of knowledge management and a review of the options available for the optimum use of information technology."

5050 : 50 years : historical review. 50 months : countdown to a TB-free future

MACH, Adrea

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This document presents a comprehensive historical review of TB control, focusing in particular on the progress since Amsterdam, on global initiatives and international funding, and success stories. It also looks at the challenges for the near future, arguing for an expansion of DOTS coverage, better education, effective public-private partnership and greater involvement of NGOs and calling for a scaling up of realistic programmes designed to control, rather than eliminate as yet, the disease. This publication will be useful to programme managers, NGOs and policy makers working in the area of TB control. Including a range of case studies and success stories, it shows what works best and what priorities should be set in the short and medium term

Breaking the rules, stretching the rules 2001 : evidence of violations of the international code of marketing of breastmilk substitutes and subsequent resolutions

KEAN, Yeong Joo
ALLAIN, Annelies

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[From the executive summary] "Breaking the Rules 2001 describes the evidence of violations collected during a 14-country survey of company compliance with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and relevant World Health Assembly Resolutions. The monitoring results cover 16 transnational baby food companies and 13 manufacturers of bottles and teats. [...] "The evidence collected demonstrates systematic disregard for the Code. Companies must be aware of this and there can be no excuse. Promotion was found to be most intense in affluent countries where there are no marketing restrictions and where there is fierce competition."

The emerging field of disabilities studies : a view from Britain

October 2000

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This paper explores the emerging field of disabilities studies from a view point from Britain. It outlines tensions within the field from both within the academy and those between disability studies and disabled people, and explores potential and possibilities for disability studies “"Disability Studies : a global perspective"
Washington DC, USA
October 2000

The Delhi declaration on people's right to safety


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This declaration presents safety as a human right, which provides an important policy tool for injury control and safety promotion. It outlines the rationale, the definition of safety, the declaration and future next steps. This report is useful to anyone interested in safety as a human right
5th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control
New Delhi, India
8th March 2000

Pathways to partnerships : toolkit


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Building in-depth relationships and meaningful networks is crucial to an effective response to HIV and AIDS. Partnerships generate greater NGOs mobilisation, NGOs capacity building and favour the sharing of lessons learned. This publication, which draws on Alliance's experience and has been extensively field tested, discusses what developing partnerships entails, how to develop a partnership plan, how to build effective partnership and how to monitor and share lessons about partnerships. Includes activities and exercises for workshops. The toolkit is suitable for use with NGOs and community groups with varied levels of experience in building partnerships and it is designed to be used flexibly by facilitators