Gender and Reproductive Rights
Gender and Reproductive Rights (GRR) aims to promote and protect human rights and gender equality as they relate to sexual and reproductive health by developing strategies and mechanisms for promoting gender equity and equality and human rights in the Departments global and national activities, as well as within the functioning and priority-setting of the Department itself.
GRR has developed the following tools to improve sexual and reproductive health programming and policy-making using human rights:
- Transforming Health Systems: Gender and Rights in Reproductive Health (2001) is a training curriculum designed to equip participants with the analytical tools and skills to integrate the promotion of gender equity and reproductive rights into their reproductive health policies, planning and programmes.
- Advancing Safe Motherhood through Human Rights (2001) presents a comprehensive framework within which organizations can begin writing reports, working with governments and structuring litigation to address urgent problems facing maternal and newborn health.
- Advancing Safe Motherhood through Human Rights: A User's Guide explores how human rights can contribute to maternal mortality and morbidity reduction in a national setting.
- Health and Human Rights Assessment Tool for Maternal and Newborn Health. The Tool is designed to bring human rights principles into maternal and perinatal mortality reduction strategies on a national scale though a participatory assessment and implementation process conducted by a national, multi-stakeholder team. It is expected to help the national team identify underlying determinants, gaps in their intervention strategies and possible solutions for improving maternal and neonatal health care services.