Sexual and Reproductive Rights Reproductive rights or procreative liberty is what supporters view as human rights in areas of sexual reproduction. Advocates of reproductive rights support the right to control one's reproductive functions, such as the rights to reproduce (such as opposition to forced
Reproductive rights embrace certain human rights that are already recognised in national laws, international human rights documents and other consensus documents. These rights rest on the recognition of the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health Within the framework of WHO's definition of health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, reproductive health, or sexual health/hygiene . It also includes their right to make decisions concerning reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence, as expressed in human rights documents.
Source: United Nations 1994. Report of the International Conference on Population and Development The United Nations coordinated an International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt from 5-13 September 1994. Its resulting Programme of Action is the steering document for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). , Cairo, 5 - 13 September.Para 7.3.p 43; United Nations [February] 1996. Platform for Action and the Beijing Declaration. New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of : UN Department of Public Information. Para 95. pp. 58-59.
Men's Responsibility in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR SRHR Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
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Men's responsibility in SRHR refers to men's role in contributing towards ensuring gender equality and achieving sexual reproductive health and rights for women.
Source: Asian-Pacific Resource Resource & Research Centre for Women. Feb, 2004.
Masculinity refers to our ideas, expectations, and stereotypes about how a man should feel, behave, and define himself. It is a product of society and culture and, as such, is a gender category distinct from biological maleness. Definitions of masculinity vary from culture to culture, era to era, and age group to age group, with some definitions having more status than others. As such we can speak of masculinities in the plural PLURAL. A term used in grammar, which signifies more than one.
2. Sometimes, however, it may be so expressed that it means only one, as, if a man were to devise to another all he was worth, if he, the testator, died without children, and he died leaving one .
Source: Kaufman, Michael. 2003. The Aim Framework: Addressing and Involving Men and Boys to Promote Gender Equality and End Gender Discrimination and Violence. [s.l.]: UNICEF UNICEF (y`nĭsĕf'), the United Nations Children's Fund, an affiliated agency of the United Nations. , pg 9.
Socialisation is defined as the process by which individuals in a given society learn to integrate by internalising the accepted beliefs, values, behaviours, norms and roles - gender roles being the most influential.
Source: Asian-Pacific Resource Resource & Research Centre for Women. February. 2004.