Promoting health through the life-course

Call for inputs: High-level Working Group on Health & Human Rights of Women, Children & Adolescents

Deadline: 6 November

17 OCTOBER 2016 – WHO and partners are calling civil society organisations, agencies and partners working on the health and human rights of women, children and adolescents to provide inputs to a High-Level Working Group of Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents by 6 November 2016.

Background

At the 69th World Health Assembly, OHCHR and WHO announced the establishment of a High-Level Working Group of global champions on health and human rights of women, children and adolescents. The Working Group is to have a year-long mandate during which it aims to generate high-level political support, at both national and international levels, for the implementation of the human rights-related measures called for under the Global Strategy.

The Working Group will complement the work of the newly established Independent Accountability Panel (IAP), and the ongoing UN mechanisms such as Special Rapporteur and Treaty Monitoring Bodies.

The objectives of the working group include:

  • Secure political support at both national and international levels, through high-level political dialogue, for the implementation of the human rights-related actions of the Global Strategy.
  • Enhance national level operationalization of recommendations arising from human rights mechanisms (e.g. TMBS, UPR, Special Procedures) as these pertain to the health and human rights of women, children and adolescents, through multi-sectoral and meaningful participation of key stakeholders.
  • Identify recommendations for the Global Strategy Unified Accountability Framework to enhance accountability for the health and human rights of women, children and adolescents, for implementation of the SDGs and for the “leaving no one behind” agenda.

Call for Inputs

Please provide inputs – no longer than 5 pages – highlighting the following issues:

  • Health and human rights of women, children and adolescents: where are we now?: Status of progress made with regard to operationalization of health and human rights of women, children and adolescents
  • What are the gaps and challenges we face in the implementation of rights-based approaches?
  • Monitoring health and human rights: Where are we and how we can do better?
  • Accountability for health and human rights: How it can be strengthened?
  • Key thematic areas for future action (implementation guidance, future research, capacity building, norms and standards)

Please send responses no later than 18:00 CET 6 November 2016 to khoslar@who.int