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Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Content Topic Results

The results displayed below have been grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections - containing our most highly valued resources - then by individual related materials. Refine your search by category, types, author and/or publisher using the options provided. Sort by date published, date added, or alphabetically. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
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April 2009

Disability and HIV Policy Brief

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This comprehensive policy brief discusses the actions needed to increase the participation of persons with disabilities in the HIV response and ensure they have access to HIV services which are both tailored to their diverse needs and equal to the services available to others in the community.
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Report of the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

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This resource examines the role of demand in fostering exploitation and trafficking in persons, and provides an overview of various international and regional legal and policy frameworks and initiatives as well as different approaches and measures undertaken by States and other stakeholders. In addition, the Special Rapporteur draws attention to some of the remaining challenges in integrating human rights-based approach, and provides a set of recommendations for addressing them.
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Adopted in 1948 by 58 member states of the United Nations, UDHR defines human rights as fundamental to all human beings and requires governments to take actions to protect human rights of all beings.
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Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

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The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement "identify rights and guarantees relevant to the protection of persons from forced displacement and to their protection and assistance during displacement as well as during return or resettlement and reintegration." These Principles define internally displaced persons as "persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natu
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Fact Sheet No. 21, The Human Right to Adequate Housing

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The fact sheet emphasizes the interdependence and indivisibility of civil and political rights and the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, including housing. The sheet covers the basic principle of housing as a human right, the entitlements of housing rights, obligations of the international community, clarifications of governmental obligations, and monitoring the right to adequate housing. Annexes to the fact sheet include a list of the legal sources of the right to adequate housing under internal human rights law.
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Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

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The Special Rapporteur has four mandates, which includes seeking information on violence against women, and recommending measures, ways, and means to eliminate VAW.