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WHO QualityRights Guidance and Training tools

Resources - Year: 2017

As part of the QualityRights Initiative, WHO has developed a comprehensive package of training and guidance modules. The modules can be used to build capacity among mental health practitioners, people with psychosocial, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, people using mental health services, families, care partners and other supporters, NGOs, DPOs...

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The Impact of Cash Transfers on Women and Girls

Resources - Author: Calvin Laing, Francesca Bastagli, Georgina Sturge, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Luca Pellerano, Luke Harman, Tanja Schmidt, Valentina Barca / Year: 2017

This briefing summarizes the findings on the impacts of cash transfers on women and girls. These are drawn from a rigorous review of the evidence looking at the impacts of cash transfers across six outcome areas. The review covered literature spanning 15 years (2000–2015). It is distinct from other...

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The Future of Food and Agriculture: trends and challenges

Resources - Year: 2017

The report sheds some light on the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and throughout the 21st century, and provides some insights as to what is at stake and what needs to be done. What emerges is that “business as usual” is no...

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Report on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights (A/HRC/34/57), submitted by the Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky

Resources - Author: Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky / Year: 2016

The present report is submitted by the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt on the enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 25/16. The report focuses on labour rights in the context of economic...

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Extending Social Security to the Informal Economy – Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Moldova

Resources - Author: Kenichi Hirose, Miloslav Hetteš / Year: 2016

Every member of society has the right to social security. Ensuring adequate social security for all is one of the key goals of the ILO’s Decent Work agenda. Most European countries have already established comprehensive social security systems. The existing systems typically operate in the forms of contributory social...

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Employment Failing Young People? Addressing the Supply-Side Bias and Individualization in Youth Employment Programming

Resources - Author: Justin Flynn, Marjoke Oosterom, Philip Mader, Santiago Ripoll / Year: 2017

International development actors increasingly focus on youth employment as a key development challenge. The recognition of high rates of unemployment, underemployment and job insecurity among young people around the world has led to a plethora of youth employment interventions, as well as often problematic discourses about youth “dividends and...

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The Right to Equal Education in South Africa

Legal depository - Country: South Africa / Body: Supreme Court of Appeal (South AFrica), Supreme Courts / Year: 2015

Nature of the Case Delayed textbook delivery has plagued public schools in Limpopo, South Africa’s northernmost province for several years. The Department of Basic Education and Limpopo Department of Education appealed a high court decision holding that their failure to ensure timely delivery of textbooks to learners in Limpopo...

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Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures — World Cities Report 2015

Resources - Author: Anne Klen-Amin, Ben Arimah, Brian Roberts, Bruce Stiftel, Edgar Pieterse, Eduardo Moreno, Graham Tipple, Marco Kamiya, Michael Cohen, Patricia McCarney, Raymond Otieno Otieno, Richard Stren, Sai Balakrishnan, Sarah McCord Smith, Trevor Kanaley, Udo Mbeche-Smith, Vanesa Castán-Broto / Year: 2016

The analysis of urban development of the past twenty years presented in this maiden edition of the World Cities Report shows, with compelling evidence, that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change. The Report unequivocally demonstrates that the...

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The Role of Social Protection Programmes in Supporting Education in Conflict-Affected Situations

Resources - Author: Rebecca Holmes / Year: 2010

This background paper examines the role of social protection programmes in supporting education in conflict-affected contexts. Drawing on existing literature, the paper looks at the impact, design and implementation issues of social protection programme experience in conflict, protracted crisis and post-conflict contexts, including in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of...

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Cash transfers: what does the evidence say? A rigorous review of programme impact and of the role of design and implementation features

Resources - Author: Francesca Bastagli, Georgina Sturge and Tanja Schmidt, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Luke Harman, Valentina Barca, with Luca Pellerano / Year: 2016

Cash transfers have been increasingly adopted by countries worldwide as central elements of their social protection and poverty reduction strategies. A growing number of studies provide rigorous evidence on the impact of cash transfers, and the role of specific cash transfer design and implementation features in shaping outcomes. This...

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Dignity and Autonomy in Enforcing Public Health in Kenya

Legal depository - Country: Kenya / Body: High Court of Kenya / Year: 2016

Nature of the Case Two men successfully challenged their imprisonment, purportedly pursuant to the Public Health Act, for failure to take prescribed tuberculosis (TB) medication. Summary In 2010, Daniel Ng’etich and Patrick Kipng’etich Kirui were arrested by the Public Health Officer, Nandi Central District Tuberculosis Defaulter Tracing Coordinator, who...

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Gender and Labour in Saint Lucia: Brief

Resources - Author: Debbie Budlender / Year: 2016

St Lucia’s Quarterly Labour Force Surveys of 2012 suggest that the educational achievements of women aged 15 years and above are noticeably higher than those of men in the same age group. Thus 12 percent of women record having a diploma, certificate or degree with a further 31 per...

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Adolescent Sexual Rights in Peru

Legal depository - Country: Peru / Body: Human Rights Committee / Year: 2005

Nature of the Case In views adopted under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the UN Human Rights Committee held the Peruvian government accountable for failing to ensure access to legal abortion services essential to the health of the petitioner, thus violating her...

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Protection against Employment Discrimination in the Republic of Korea

Legal depository - Country: Korea / Body: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination / Year: 2015

Nature of the Case Upon consideration of a communication submitted before it, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination held the Republic of Korea accountable for multiple violations of rights under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, including the right to...

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The Rights to Social Protection and Adequate Food: Human rights‐based frameworks for social protection in the context of realizing the right to food and the need for legal underpinnings

Resources - Author: Alejandro Morlachetti / Year: 2016

The right to adequate food lies at the heart of the mandate of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). That concept takes into consideration the availability, access and adequacy of food, and that individuals, alone or in community with others, may acquire food through their...

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Summary Reflection Guide on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Health: Application to sexual and reproductive health, maternal health and under-5 child health

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This quick reference guide intended to contribute to the efforts of NHRIs/IHRICs to effectively and meaningfully implement a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to sexual and reproductive health, maternal health2 and under-5 child health. It complements other tools and builds on the two technical guidance documents of the Office of...

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The Economic, Cultural and Social Dimensions of Social Protection

Resources - Year: 2015

How do economic, cultural and social rights fit in with social protection? How can duty bearers make sure that these rights are guaranteed for all, especially those excluded from the labour market? In this video, Christian Courtis from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) discusses...

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