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Title:Substantive equality and women's rights to sexual and reproductive health in Cameroon
Author:Munge, Sone PatienceISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Volume:24
Issue:2
Pages:73-96
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Cameroon
West Africa
Subjects:women's rights
inequality
reproductive health
Medicine, Nutrition, Public Health
HIV infections--Prevention
Family violence
Abstract:Although the preamble to the Cameroonian constitution recognizes the idea of equal rights for all, the country's record on the promotion of rights associated with reproductive health is below expectation. This paper reviews Cameroon's achievements, gaps and prospects in regard to the promotion of the doctrine of substantive equality in relation to the reproductive health of women in the country. It uses domestic violence, abortion and HIV/AIDS as examples in an attempt to analyse the extent to which the notion of substantive equality as provided for under the Cameroonian constitution has been implemented, particularly in regard to the reproductive health rights of women. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]

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