Global Prescriptions: Gendering Health and Human Rights

Global Prescriptions: Gendering Health and Human Rights
Author: Rosalind Pollack Petchesky
Subjects: Gender, Health
Condition: Good
Publisher: Zed Books
Published: 2003
Paperback, 320 pages
A major contribution to contemporary debates on gender, health, and human rights. Through her analysis of the role of the transnational women's movement in a range of social justice arenas, Petchesky offers important new insights into the complex political forces shaping struggles for reproductive and sexual rights within the context of rapid social and economic globalization. [This] is critical social analysis at its very best.'
Richard Parker, Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

'Scrupulously researched, Petchesky offers an insightful overview of recent struggles to promote health and human rights. At a time when the global corporate sector appears overpoweringly strong relative to governments, the United Nations and civil society, Petchesky provides an invaluable orientation and realistic multi-pronged agenda for challenging the current global acceptance of profit over people.'
Barbara Klugman, Women's Health Project, South Africa



Global Prescriptions is a critical yet optimistic analysis of the role of transnational women‘s groups in setting the agendas for women's health in international and national settings. The book reviews a decade of women‘s participation in UN conferences, transnational networks, national advocacy efforts and sexual and reproductive health provision, assessing both their strengths and weaknesses. It critiques the Cairo, Beijing and Copenhagen conference documents and World Bank, WHO and health sector reform policies. It also offers case studies of national-level reform and advocacy efforts and appraises the controversy concerning TRIPS, trade, and essential AIDS drugs. That controversy, Petchesky argues, starkly illuminates the ‘collision course‘ of transnational corporate and global trade agendas with the struggle for gender, racial and regional equity and the human right to health.

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  • Brand: Zed Books
  • Product Code: 9781842770078 – Global Prescriptions: Gendering Health and
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Tags: Health, Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, NGOs, Rosalind Pollack Petchesky, Social Justice, Trade, TRIPS, United Nations, World Bank, World Health Organization, Zed Books