Sexual health, human rights and the law

Published by: 
World Health Organization

Drawing from a review of public health evidence and extensive research into human rights law at international, regional and national levels, the report shows how states in different parts of the world can and do support sexual health through legal and other mechanisms that are consistent with human rights standards and their own human rights obligations.

Strengthening the protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the African Region through human rights

Published by: 
Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)

The human rights relating to sexual and reproductive health typify unmet human rights needs in the African region. Despite drawing sustenance from international human rights jurisprudence, their realisation at a domestic level is often precarious.

How to do Capacity Assessments for Health Policy and Systems Research in University Settings - A Handbook

Published by: 
Consortium for Health Policy & Systems Analysis in Africa(CHEPSAA)

The publication contains key practical issues relating to the different stages of designing and implementing capacity assessments, demonstrating how the capacity assessment was designed, how information was collected and analysed and the results were used.


National Council Against Smoking
Closing Date: 
18 February 2014

The National Council Against Smoking invites applications for the above post. The Council’s mission is to promote health and prevent disease by reducing tobacco use in the population.

Snap shot survey report on substance abuse in nine provinces in South Africa

Published by: 
Department of Social Development (South Africa)

In 2010/11 South Africa’s Central Drug Authority conducted a  snap shot survey  among about 7,800 people in several provinces. The survey details prevalence of substance abuse in homes as well as community members perceptions of impacts and risk factors. About 65 percent of respondents reported having a substance abuser at home.

Advancing Human Rights: The State of Global Foundation Grantmaking

Published by: 
The Foundation Centre

Each year foundations around the world fund efforts to ensure the protection and promotion of human rights. Advancing Human Rights: The State of Global Foundation Grantmaking provides the first-ever analysis of the scope and landscape of global human rights grantmaking.

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2013

Published by: 
World Health Organization

The continued success in global tobacco control is detailed in this year’s WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013. The fourth in the series, this year’s report presents the status of the MPOWER measures, with country-specific data updated and aggregated through 2012. In addition, the report provides a special focus on legislation to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) in WHO Member States and an in-depth analyses of TAPS bans were performed, allowing for a more detailed understanding of progress and future challenges in this area.

Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence

Published by: 
World Health Organization

This report focuses on two forms of violence against women: physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence. Over the past decade, there has been a rapid growth in the body of research evidence available on the prevalence of intimate partner violence and its health effects. This is, in part, a result of a growing consensus on how best to measure women’s exposure to intimate partner (and other forms of) violence through household surveys, while also taking precautions to put women’s safety first and to ensure that respondents requesting assistance can be referred to services if needed (3 ).

Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women WHO: Clinical and policy guidelines

Published by: 
World Health Organization

These guidelines aim to provide evidence- based guidance to health-care providers on the appropriate responses to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women, including clinical interventions and emotional support. They also seek to raise awareness, among health-care providers and policy- makers, of violence against women, to better understand the need for an appropriate health- sector response to violence against women.

Haki Zetu: ESC Rights in Practice

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Amnesty International

The Haki Zetu handbook series is a practical toolkit for local NGO's and CBO's working with local communities to realize their economic, social and cultural rights. The main target group is rural or local activists and development workers, who would like to use a rights-based approach to tackle economic and social problems.

The handbooks can be used immediately on the ground, to help NGO/CBO workers in their jobs to assist communities secure access to economic, social and cultural rights. It will assist them to better study laws and policies and promote citizens to use them and monitor where they are not being used effectively.