Chapter 24. Women's Mental Health in the Context of Broad Global Policies

  1. Prabha S. Chandra2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,4,
  3. Jane Fisher5,6,
  4. Marianne Kastrup7,
  5. Unaiza Niaz8,9,
  6. Marta B. Rondón10 and
  7. Ahmed Okasha11
  1. Takashi Izutsu

Published Online: 18 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch24

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

How to Cite

Izutsu, T. (2009) Women's Mental Health in the Context of Broad Global Policies, in Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society (eds P. S. Chandra, H. Herrman, J. Fisher, M. Kastrup, U. Niaz, M. B. Rondón and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

  2. 3

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 4

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Key Centre for Women's Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  5. 6

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Women's Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  6. 7

    Transcultural Psychiatry, Psychiatric Department, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

  7. 8

    The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

  8. 9

    The University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

  9. 10

    Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

  10. 11

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. United Nations Population Fund, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470754115

Online ISBN: 9780470746738

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Keywords:

  • women's mental health in context of broad global policies;
  • disparity in mental health in women - observed internationally;
  • mental health - major component of health and the right to health;
  • ‘The right to health’ stated in International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR);
  • Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, in Beijing, China;
  • the Platform for Action stating - the girl child, as having less access to mental health care;
  • conventions - legally binding tools for governments;
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD);
  • Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (CAT);
  • Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitions of health and the right to health made by the United Nations

  • The Fourth World Conference on Women: Platform for Action (1995)

  • Conventions

  • Other international tools

  • New aid environment: Sector wide approaches and the poverty reduction strategy paper

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further reading