Experts convene at WHO family planning meeting

Experts convene at WHO family planning meeting

The World Health Organization hosted the “Strengthening Family Planning’s Normative Standards for Human Rights Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability” meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, this December. Professor Sofia Gruskin, along with Alexandra Nicholson, Program on Global Health & Human Rights project administrator, and Dr. Shubha Kumar, Director of Distance Education Programs, attended the meeting, which included a presentation by Professor Gruskin regarding the Program’s work over the last several months to provide a methodology to assess sensitivity of standard contraceptive indicators to human rights concerns.

The assessment provided the basis for the meeting’s work. Alexandra Nicholson and Shubha Kumar served as rapporteurs and will produce the final meeting report which will outline next steps for this work moving forward.