Human rights project continues in Democratic Republic of the Congo

This month professors Laura Ferguson and Sofia Gruskin traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to conduct key informant interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, including NGO representatives, parliamentarians, religious leaders and more as part of GHHR’s ongoing project with the United Nations Development Programme. This work builds on the mid-term evaluation of … Continue reading Human rights project continues in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Rise of Corporate Sovereignty? The story of global health governance, tobacco, and trade

USC Institute for Global Health Associate Director Heather Wipfli addressed Occidental College today to describe the negotiation process of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Drawing from her experience as a technical officer in the WHO secretariat responsible for the negotiations of the landmark treaty, she shared insights on the contentious discussions surrounding trade and … Continue reading The Rise of Corporate Sovereignty? The story of global health governance, tobacco, and trade

PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board Convenes in D.C.

In mid-November Professor Sofia Gruskin participated in the first meeting of the reconstituted PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board. The committee was established under the general authority of the Secretary of State and the Department of State to help advise scientific, implementation and policy issues relating to PEPFAR’s work in relation to the global HIV response. Professor … Continue reading PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board Convenes in D.C.

Trailblazing Minds Convene to Discuss Sexuality, Health & Human Rights

This month the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, in partnership with Occidental College, hosted a two-day event, “Sexuality, Health and Human Rights: Fulfilling the Promise of Health and Human Rights for All.” It commenced at Occidental College Nov. 1 and culminated Nov. 2 at USC, where it was introduced by City of … Continue reading Trailblazing Minds Convene to Discuss Sexuality, Health & Human Rights

Sexual rights as human rights: a guide to authoritative sources and principles for applying human rights to sexuality and sexual health

By Alice M. Miller, Eszter Kismödi, Jane Cottingham and Sofia Gruskin, published in Reproductive Health Matters.

Sound and Fury—engaging with the politics and the law of sexual rights

Sound and Fury—Engaging with the Politics and the Law of Sexual Rights

By Alice M. Miller, Sofia Gruskin, Jane Cottingham and Eszter Kismödi, published in Reproductive Health Matters.

Men’s violence against women and men are inter-related: Recommendations for simultaneous intervention

By Paul J. Fleming, Sofia Gruskin, Florencia Rojo and Shari L. Dworkin, published by Social Science & Medicine.

USC to partner on air pollution and health study in Eastern Africa

We are honored to be working with Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia to develop the newly funded GEOHealth Network as part of the Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub—one of seven hubs around the world. Over the next five years, U.S. scientists will train Ethiopian, Kenyan, Rwandan and Ugandan researchers to investigate occupational risk factors and the … Continue reading USC to partner on air pollution and health study in Eastern Africa

Operationalizing Human Rights in Efforts to Improve Health

Professors Laura Ferguson's and Sofia's Gruskin’s publication came out this October in the 34th volume of the Knowledge Summary on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. "Operationalizing human rights in efforts to improve health" focuses on the present challenge of globally high death rates due to inequities and social conditions. The publication highlights the ways that integrating … Continue reading Operationalizing Human Rights in Efforts to Improve Health