Aim for Human Rights: Health Rights of Women Assessment Instrument
Netherlands' Humanist Committee on Human Rights, 2008, 74 pages
The Health Rights of Women Assessment Instrument (HeRWAI) is developed by the Netherlands' Humanist Committee on Human Rights. It is designed to assist NGOs worldwide in analysing health policies, especially those concerned with women's health rights.
Through a HeRWAI analysis, organisations can link what actually happens with what should happen according to the human rights obligations of a country. The analysis includes local, national and international influences and is based on the norms set by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
The HeRWAI analysis consists of six steps, which examine how government policies influence women's health rights. The objective is to improve the impact of the policies. The six steps are the following:
- Identifying the policy
- Exploring the government's commitments
- Describing the capacity for implementing the policy
- The impact on the health rights of women
- State obligationsConclusions and way forward
Note that the date of publication is indicative.