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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
This 23rd annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide in 2012. It reflects extensive investigative work that Human Rights Watch staff has undertaken during the year, often in close partnership with domestic human rights activists.
The publication aims to assist in developing quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure progress in the implementation of international human rights norms and principles.
The Guide describes the conceptual and methodological framework for human rights indicators recommended by international and national human rights mechanisms and used by a growing number of governmental and non-governmental actors. It provides concrete examples of indicators identified for a number of human rights—all originating from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—and other practical tools and illustrations, to support the realization of human rights at all levels.
HST hosts interns from around the world to gain experience working in public health in southern Africa.
Mapping Violence Against Women: A Tool To Map The Prevalence Of Violence Against Women And The Interventions Addressing It
This mapping-tool supports NGO's and service providing organisations to get an overall picture of Violence Against Women (VAW) in their country / region. What is the prevelance of the various forms of VAW? What measures are being taken by governments, service providing organisations and NGOs to address VAW? Who is working on which topic, and what are the blind spots? The tool helps to collect, to structure and to evaluate relevant information.
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