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Victorian Womens Health Atlas

A rights-based approach to women's health

A rights-based approach provides a framework to address the inequality, injustice and disadvantage that contribute to poor health. It is based on Australian and international human rights instruments. Explains the importance of a rights-based approach in ensuring that women have access to the opportunities needed to be healthy, such as education, economic participation, social inclusion, adequate housing and freedom from violence and discrimination.

Rights_based_approach_to_womens_health.pdf (33.73KB)

A rights-based approach to women's health / Women's Health Victoria - Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria, November 2009.

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