Health is Always Political

Author
Inter Pares
September 2010 Bulletin Cover
 

In this issue:

Health is always political

Both The Mae Tao Clinic and Likhaan know that in order to improve health in their communities, they need to address poverty and oppression. Their work is rooted in this understanding and the particularly lethal impact of these realities on women.

Equality, the law, and women’s well-being

Once an invisible consequence of war, sexual and gender-based violence has now been recognized internationally as a weapon of war, a form of torture, and a crime against humanity. This is reflected in numerous international human rights instruments that give women and girls who experience violence a means to seek justice.

We are here to bloom

Indigenous women have a long journey ahead to mend the scars of systematic violence against them, but they are finding that, more than ever, they are part of the tree of life in their communities, and they are helping it grow.