America's Commitment: Women 2000

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DIANE Publishing, 2000
Reviews the progress made in advancing women's status since the UN 4th World Conference on Women (Beijing, September 1995). Besides the chapters listed in contents note, the document includes agency summaries, speeches by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Madeleine K. Albright, and a list of federal programs and resources for women and families.

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Contents

B3 Improve womens access to vocational training science and technology and continuing education
37
B4 Develop nondiscriminatory education and training
48
B5 Allocate sufficient resources for and monitor the implementation of educational reforms
50
B6 Promote lifelong education and training for girls and women
51
Women and Health
59
C1 Increase womens access throughout the life cycle to appropriate affordable and quality health care information and related services
60
C2 Strengthen preventive programs that promote womens health
75
C3 Undertake gendersensitive initiatives that address sexually transmitted diseases HIVAIDS and sexual and reproductive health issues
81
C4 Promote research and disseminate information on womens health
91
C5 Increase resources and monitor follow up for womens health
109
D Violence Against Women
111
D1 Take integrated measures to prevent and eliminate violence against women
112
D2 Study the causes and consequences of violence against women and the effectiveness of preventive measures
125
D3Eliminate trafficking in women and assist victims of violence due to prostitution and trafficking
131
E Women and Armed Conflict
141
E1 Increase the participation of women in conflict resolution at decisionmaking levels and protect women living in situations of armed and other con...
142
E2 Reduce excessive military expenditures and control the availability of armaments
144
E3 Promote nonviolent forms of conflict resolution and reduce the incidence of human rights abuse in conflict situations
145
E5 Provide protection assistance and training to refugee women other displaced women in need of international protection and internally displaced w...
146
Women and the Economy
149
F1 Promote womens economic rights and independence including access to employment appropriate working conditions and control over economic ...
150
F2 Facilitate womens equal access to resources employment markets and trade
162
F3 Provide business services training and access to markets information and technology particularly to lowincome women
170
F4 Strengthen womens economic capacity and commercial networks
183
H3 Generate and disseminate genderdisaggregated data and information for planning and evaluation
248
Human Rights of Women
251
I1 Promote and protect the human rights of womenthrough the full implementation of all human rights instruments especially the Convention on the ...
252
I2 Ensure equality and nondiscrimination under the law and in practice
254
I3 Achieve legal literacy
258
Women in the Media
259
J1 Increase the participation and access of women to expression and decisionmaking in and through the media and new technologies of communicati...
260
J2 Promote a balanced and nonstereotyped portrayal of women in the media
262
Women and the Environment
265
K1 Involve women actively in environmental decisionmaking at all levels
266
K2 Integrate gender concerns and perspectives in policies and programs for sustainable development
272
K3 Strengthen or establish mechanisms at the national regional and international levels to assess the impact of development and environmental polici...
273
The GirlChild
275
L2 Eliminate negative cultural attitudes and practices against girls
276
L4 Eliminate discrimination against girls in education skills development and training
281
L5 Eliminate discrimination against girls in health and nutrition
284
L7 Eradicate violence against the girlchild
286
L8 Promote the girlchilds awareness of and participation insocial economicand political life
288
L9 Strengthen the role of the family in improving the status of the girlchild
292
Summaries
295
Speeches
341
Federal Programs and Resources for Women and Families
353
Index
357

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Page 309 - Registry, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Health...
Page 309 - US government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Page 341 - Kittani, distinguished delegates and guests: I would like to thank the Secretary General of the United Nations for inviting me to be part of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. This is truly a celebration — a celebration of the contributions women make in every aspect of life: in the home, on the job, in their communities, as mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, learners, workers, citizens and leaders.
Page 231 - Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women...
Page 243 - be administered so as to give particular attention to those programs, projects and activities which tend to integrate women into the national economies of foreign countries, thus improving their status and assisting the total development effort.
Page 341 - ... in Beijing, we are focusing world attention on issues that matter most in the lives of women and their families: access to education, health care, jobs, and credit, the chance to enjoy basic legal and human rights and participate fully in the political life of their countries. There are some who question the reason for this conference. Let them listen to the voices of women in their homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces. There are some who wonder whether the lives of women and girls matter to...
Page 238 - It shall be the duty of said bureau to formulate standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.
Page 344 - ... are denied the chance to go to school, or see a doctor, or own property, or have a say about the direction of their lives, simply because they are women. The truth is that most women around the world work both inside and outside the home, usually by necessity. We need to understand that there is no one formula for how women should lead their lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realize her God-given...
Page 234 - Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, in order to "make sure that all the effort and good ideas actually get implemented when we get back home.
Page 201 - ... to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or • to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

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