human rights

  • Joint Statement on Breastfeeding and Human Rights

    Joint statement by the UN Special Rapporteurs on the Right to Food, Right to Health, the Working Group on Discrimination against Women in law and in practice, and the Committee on the Rights of the Child in support of increased efforts to promote, support and protect breastfeeding.

  • Breastfeeding and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

    This is a report on Breastfeeding-Related recommendations from the 76th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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    In the Battle Ground: HIV/AIDS and the Human Rights of Women in Zambia

    This research paper examines the relationship between human rights principles, gender inequality, and HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zambia where about 20 percent of the country’s population is HIV positive and women are up to six times more vulnerable to the infection, how the epidemic relate to violations of human rights, and how poverty, rape, violence, and profound disrespect for women’s rights worsen the gap between human rights principles and practices in Zambia.

  • Guidelines on Employment, HIV/ AIDS and Human Rights in Zambia


    This manual provides guidelines for employers and employees on issues of HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in employment.  The  overall objective of this manual is to assist employers, employees and would be employees, to take action and make informed decisions pertaining to employment, HIV/ AIDS and human rights.  The manual applies  both to the formal and informal sectors.
  • Handbook on HIV and human rights for national human rights institutions


    This Handbook is designed to assist national human rights institutions to integrate HIV into their mandate to protect and promote human rights. It provides a basic overview of the role of human rights in an effective response to the epidemic and suggests concrete activities that national institutions can carry out within their existing work.