This resource is the fifth module of the manual Making Human Rights Real: A Human Rights Education Program for Women in Morocco. The focus is on women’s right to freedom from violence and includes nine sessions: verbal violence; physical violence in the family; sexual assault; sexual harassment in the workplace; women as the target of terrorist violence; the impact of terrorism on women’s human rights; pimping women for profit; violence against sex workers; and trafficking in persons.
This curriculum addresses the issue of human rights and democracy. It provides a historical summary of the development of human rights and the role of the United Nations in the development of women's rights.
This resource focuses on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966. It commits its parties to work toward granting economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) to individuals. The ICESCR includes labor rights and the right to health, education and an adequate standard of living.
For more information on The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cescr.htm.