Authors

Aziza Ahmed

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The new agency UN WOMEN must play an active role in the standardization of laws and policies at the global and national level where their incongruence has negative and often criminal consequences for the health and lives of women and girls. This article focuses in on three such examples: opt-out testing for HIV, criminalization of vertical transmission, and the new World Health Organization guidelines on breastfeeding.

Date of Authorship for this Version

1-1-2011

Keywords

UN Women, HIV (Viruses), Breastfeeding, Women, Standardization - Law and legislation, feminism, United Nations, vertical transmission, criminalization, USAID, Criminal Law, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Women

Original Citation

Originally published in Yale Journal of International Affairs, Vol.6, No.1, pp.32-42, Winter 2011.

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