The Global Forum for Health Research—Forum 2012, which took place mid-April in Cape Town, South Africa, brought together change-makers from all sectors of government and civil society affecting health to share their research and innovations. The aim of the Forum was to increase sustainable health, equity, and development globally.
Professor Sofia Gruskin, director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR), participated in a number of sessions with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights. The sessions included, “Networking for Mainstreaming Sexual and Reproductive Health Research in Public Health,” and “Knowledge Transfer in the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Field: The Role of Journals and Authors.” All sessions addressed the importance of bringing attention back to sexual and reproductive health and rights within global dialogue, health systems research and publication, and teaching and training.
Professor Gruskin, along with several colleagues from all around the globe, used Forum 2012 as a platform to launch the new Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights Research Network. The aim of the network is to develop and disseminate sexual and reproductive health research that is informed by a rights agenda. Stay tuned for more news on this exciting network!