CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction: Women's Rights 2. Human Rights and Women 3. Human Rights Impact Assessments for Foreign Investment Projects 4. Women Human Rights in Philippines 5. Women and Human Rights in Tibet 6. Women and Human Rights in Zaire 7. Human Rights and Women in Argentina 8. Women and Human Rights in Peru 9. Women's and Girls' Right to Reparation and the Political Meaning of Caring
The nation that ail human beings have certain rights, simply by virtue of being human, appears very early in history. A variety of ancient and medieval texts, form Buddhist scriptures to the Magna Carta, undertake to define the precise rights (and the corresponding obligations) of individuals, family members, occupational groups, and social classes, and to ensure that these rights are understood and respected by all. What we now call "human rights" are dealt with explicitly in such 18th-century political documents as the American Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and in the French Declaration of the Rights of Man; the continuing evolution of these concepts is reflected in numerous 20th-century regional and international declarations, conventions, resolutions, and laws. Since the end of World War II, human rights have become a matter for worldwide concern, an element in international relations, and the subject of international law. Many organizations and governments now routinely gather information and issue reports on human rights around the world.