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Global Prescriptions: Gendering Health and Human Rights



“Global Prescriptions” is a deeply informed analysis of women's efforts to affect health policy at international and national level. This 306-page book is also a major contribution to contemporary debates on gender, health, and human rights in a post 9/11 word dominated by militarism.
“Global Prescriptions” offers a critical analysis of the role of transnational women's groups in setting the international and national agendas for women's health. It reviews a decade of women's participation in UN conferences, transnational networks, national advocacy efforts and sexual and reproductive health provision. It presents case studies of national-level reform and advocacy efforts and appraises the controversy concerning TRIPS, trade, and essential AIDS drugs.
The author reviews the formidable political and ideological forces confronting global justice movements and offers a sobering reassessment of transnational women's NGOs. She argues that the power of women's transnational coalitions is only as great as their organic connection with grassroots social movements.
  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 6 Oct 2003
    Pub. Place: London
    ISBN: 1 84277 004 7
    Type: Hardback
    From: Zed Books
  • Pub. Date: 6 Oct 2003
    Pub. Place: London
    ISBN: 1 84277 007 1
    Type: Paperback
    From: Zed Books