Women’s Health Issues

There is a special women genius that has important social and cultural contribution to society. As article 10 of the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights states, “The fundamental equality of all human beings in dignity and rights is to be respected so that they are treated justly and equitably.” This is especially applicable to women of today, especially in developing countries.

This chair wishes to promote accessibility and non-discrimination of women in the areas of education and participation in the work force, especially in the fields of science and technology, while acknowledging the delicate balance between the roles of work, family and maternity.

In addition, we seek to engage in non-polemic bioethical reflection on the integral development of women in health issues especially in the areas of sexuality, reproductive and procreative health.

In today’s globalized world, many of the aforementioned areas of interest of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights are undergoing rapid development and change. Every day, new breakthroughs in bioengineering and regenerative medicine made the headlines. Behind the scenes, thousands of scientists are involved in innovative researches that may or may not hit the news. Ethical, religious, philosophical and juridical reflections often lag behind, unable to catch up with the mind-spinning pace of technological progress. As never before, there is a need to open up the discussion by anticipating these developments in an atmosphere of solidarity, friendship and calm.


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