Human rights workshop brings together global scholars to address health, gender, sexuality and other issues of our time

Thought leaders from around the world gathered for a unique two-day workshop that prompted discussion from multi-disciplinary perspectives around the global crises impacting human rights and ways in which these challenges can be addressed.

Webinar: Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services

Join a two-part webinar that will address the systems and people-centered perspectives of self-care interventions, as well as the growing evidence base that will inform the development of WHO’s first consolidated normative guidance.

Celebrating 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UDPATE: See event videos and coverage at this link.   Global dignitaries, activists and leaders will speak at USC’s University Park Campus for a free, public symposium, followed by a youth summit at Los Angeles City Hall, on Human Rights Day, Dec. 10. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document … Continue reading Celebrating 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

New course takes students to Costa Rica to learn about planetary health, equity

Instructors are leading a new course in Costa Rica this summer—May 19 to June 1. Students will visit different locations and organizations to learn about planetary health and health equity. All USC graduate students are eligible. The deadline to register is March 15, 2018. Learn more »

Trump’s policies could ravage global health progress, experts say

USC event series examines potential health consequences of the current U.S. administration As President Trump looks to slash global health funding, experts at a Sept. 12 USC Law & Global Health Collaboration meeting warned of potential life-threatening consequences. Parveen Parmar, chief of the Division of International Emergency Medicine at Keck Medical Center of USC, and … Continue reading Trump’s policies could ravage global health progress, experts say

New Short Course: Human rights & NCDs

NCD Short Course

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights has launched a free, open-access short course on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and human rights.  Designed to boost literacy and support action, the course addresses the links between NCDs, human rights and public health. The course is intended to be a useful resource for advocacy groups, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, … Continue reading New Short Course: Human rights & NCDs

Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge government

The report from the High Level Working Group on Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents is handed over to WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the 70th World Health Assembly May 22. Photo Courtesy WHO.

A transformative report published May 22 by a United Nations-backed group will set the health and human rights agenda for women, children and adolescents over the next decade. Calling for bold leadership and action to realize rights “to health and through health,” the report was endorsed as a blueprint for action by World Health Organization and the UN … Continue reading Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge government

Toxic Stress, Human Rights and Health Equity: Local and Global Implications for Research

Continuing the Law & Global Health Collaboration’s exploration of new and emerging issues at the intersection of law and global health, this session focused on the work of early-career researchers.