chapter  9
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Accountability to Citizens on Gender and Health


It is nearly three decades since the adoption of the 1979 United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and nearly a decade since General Comments to the International Covenant on Economic and Social and Cultural Rights on the right to the highest standard on health (irrespective of sex/gender and other identities) was passed (United Nations, 2000).