29 September 2015- Recognising that violence and discrimination present a significant barrier to health and health services, including for HIV and other STIs, this joint inter-agency statement calls on governments, parliaments, judiciaries, national human rights institutions, community, religious, political leaders, workers’ organizations, the private sector, health providers, civil society organizations and the media to stand up to discrimination in all its forms, in line with the mandate of the UN. The statement calls for specific measures to be taken to protect individuals against discrimination and violence and for an end to discriminatory laws in line with international human rights standards.
September 2015: NEW YORK, USA The 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly has now opened in New York, representing a landmark moment in the global agenda for health, particularly for sexual and reproductive health and human rights. The event also marks the launch of the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, a fifteen-year roadmap for ending preventable deaths and improving health of women, children and adolescents.
‘Realizing the Future We Want’: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at this year’s Commission on Population and Development
13 – 17 April 2015: NEW YORK, USA. Sexual and reproductive health and rights have already been highlighted at this year’s Commission of Population and Development, at the United Nations Headquarters. Representatives from WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research including HRP are attending the Commission.
WHO and its partners around the world have issued a statement on the prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during facility-based delivery. Every woman has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, including the right to dignified, respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth. However, across the world many women experience disrespectful, abusive, or neglectful treatment during childbirth in facilities. These practices can violate women’s rights, deter women from seeking and using maternal health care services and can have implications for their health and well-being.