lisa monaghan

Pavlish and Ho (2009). Human Rights Barriers for Displaced Persons in Southern Sudan

The purpose of this research was to explore community perspectives on human rights and relationships among displaced and returning people in one district of southern Sudan. The guiding assumption was that many East African communities are reluctant to believe in the idea of human rights or trust the international efforts to eliminate violence against women based on the precept of women’s rights because public discourse and context consideration have not occurred (Sen, 2006; Yamin, 2005). As violence against women is often rooted in social values and mores, potential success of change efforts depends on learning more about local priorities regarding gender relationships, practices, and rights. In any effort to improve women’s health, nurses need to acquire knowledge about the forces that perpetuate health-harming practices such as violence. The project was planned in collaboration with an international nongovernmental organization (NGO) to provide context-specific information on the structural and societal factors that contribute to violence against

Category: Human Rights and Protection

Sub-category: Displacement and Protection of Civilian Sites