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HIV/AIDS Policy of the Public Sector of Belize

Legal depository - Country: Belize / Year: 2007

The overall purpose of this policy is to promote the health, well-being and productivity of Public Officers by developing and implementing effective HIV/AIDS sustainable prevention, care and control programs; and eliminating stigma and discrimination on the basis of real and perceived HIV status. This Policy establishes a set of...

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National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Policy

Legal depository - Country: Zambia / Year: 2005

The Policy provides the framework for addressing the HIV/AIDS/STI/TB situation in Zambia, outlines the causes and factors that perpetuate transmissions, including the debilitating effect on the Zambian population. It also outlines the response and impact mitigation interventions that are already in place, while also stating the vision, measures, institutional...

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Ensuring Inclusion and Combatting Discrimination in Social Protection Programmes: The role of human rights standards  

Resources - Author: Magdalena Sepúlveda / Year: 2017

Recent years have witnessed the significant expansion of social protection programmes around the world. Yet, a vast number of poor and vulnerable people, including children, women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, remain uncovered, especially in lower-income countries. This article argues that a better understanding of the principle of...

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Gender-Transformative Divorce Legislation in India

Legal depository - Country: India / Body: Supreme Court of India / Year: 2017

Summary:  Shayara Bano was married for 15 years. In 2016, her husband divorced her through talaq–e-bidat (triple talaq). This is an Islamic practice that permits men to arbitrarily and unilaterally effect instant and irrevocable divorce by pronouncing the word “talaq” (Arabic for divorce) three times at once in oral, written or,...

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Equal Rights Act (No. 19)

Legal depository - Country: Guyana / Year: 1990

This Act makes provisions for the enforcement of the principles enshrined in Article 29 of the Constitution of Guyana so as to secure equality for women and for matters connected therewith. Link to...

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Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act (No. 19)

Legal depository - Country: Guyana / Year: 1997

Article 4.2 establishes an employee’s right to continuous employment in the event that the employee is absent from work due to taking annual, maternity or sick leave, or another type of leave. Article 8.1 states that the following reasons do not constitute good or sufficient cause for dismissal or...

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Ley 7.142

Legal depository - Country: Costa Rica / Year: 1990

Promueve y garantiza la igualdad de derechos entre hombres y mujeres en los campos político, económico, social y cultural. De manera específica, establece en el art. 9 que los padres laboralmente activos tendrán derecho a los servicios de apoyo de los centros infantiles. Los de escasos recursos económicos tendrán,...

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Ley 20.255

Legal depository - Country: Chile / Year: 2008

Para las mujeres la reforma significa un avance respecto de las injusticias establecidas por el sistema anterior. La creación del bono por hijo, la separación por género del seguro de invalidez y sobrevivencia y la división del saldo acumulado en la cuenta individual en caso de divorcio o nulidad...

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Ley 7.853

Legal depository - Country: Brazil / Year: 1989

Proporciona apoyo para las personas con discapacidad, su integración social a través del CORDE (Coordinación Nacional para la Integración de Personas con...

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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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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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Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights in Tanzania

Legal depository - Country: Tanzania / Body: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women / Year: 2015

Nature of the Case In views adopted under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women held the United Republic of Tanzania accountable for multiple violations of women’s rights, particularly as relates to...

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Migration Governance and Migrant Rights in the Southern African Development Community (SADC): Attempts at Harmonization in a Disharmonious Region

Resources - Author: Belinda Dodson, Jonathan Crush / Year: 2015

This paper examines prospects for enhanced regional migration governance and protection of migrants’ rights in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Migration in this region is substantial in scale and diverse in nature, incorporating economic, political and mixed migration flows. In addition to movements between countries within the region,...

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Measures to ensure equality of treatment of migrant workers in case of work-related accident in Thailand

Legal depository - Country: Thailand / Body: Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations / Year: 2011

In previous observations on the application of the Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention, No 19, the Committee of Experts had expressed deep concerns over the situation of more than 2 million migrants working in Thailand. In response to these concerns, the Thai Government argued that the Workmen’s Compensation...

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Equality and non-discrimination

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has noted in its General Comment No. 19 that States parties are obligated to ensure that social protection measures encourage behaviour that advances equality. Thus, discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, age, language, religion, political or other opinion, national...

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