Global Resources

Local Action/Global Change: Learning about the Human Rights of Women and Girls

Author: M. Dutt, N. Flowers, J. Mertus
Publisher: United Nations Development Fund for Women
Publication Date: Jan 1999
This book aims to develop human rights awareness and provide information on issue-oriented actions. It includes substantive information about the human rights of women in such areas as violence, health, reproduction and sexuality, education, the global economy, the workplace, and family life. Each chapter connects the discussion to the provisions of CEDAW and to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and other international agreements. The manual provides tools for women and men to examine human rights critically and encourages readers to make connections between different sets of human rights (for example health and violence) and different constituencies (such as women of majority communities and refugee women). Activities feature interactive methodologies such as discussion, role-play, story-telling, and creative expression in art and music to relate human rights principles to women's personal experience.