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
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.
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 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.
This 21st annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2010 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with domestic human rights activists.
Practices in adopting a human rights-based approach to eliminate preventable maternal mortality and human rights
The present study, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 15/17, contains an analytical compilation of good and effective practices in adopting a human rights-based approach to eliminate preventable
maternal mortality and morbidity. It identifies the common features of such practices, analyses how they embody a human rights-based approach, and showcases some good practices that have been effective in reducing maternal
mortality and morbidity.