03/03/17 – Facing (Political) Backlash: Using School-based Intervention Studies to Promote Young Brazilians’ Health & Rights

Brazil has been internationally recognized for its successful, rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS. Now, unexpectedly, the country has an emblematic case of backlash. In this lecture, Vera Paiva, professor of social psychology and preventive medicine at University of São Paulo, will describe more recent sociopolitical shifts, as well as present results from an intervention study that tested the acceptability and effects of a multicultural human rights approach.

02/21/17 – Developing a Human Rights Approach to Strengthen Practice: Implications for Medicine, Public Health & Social Work

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In this lecture, Jane McPherson, assistant professor at University of Georgia, explained how human rights as dictated by the United Nations could impact social work both in the U.S. and around the world. In the U.S. her work focuses on asylum seekers and immigrants; globally, she creates tools to investigate and promote rights-based practice. An … Continue reading 02/21/17 – Developing a Human Rights Approach to Strengthen Practice: Implications for Medicine, Public Health & Social Work

How are Gender Equality and Human Rights Interventions Included in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes and Policies: A Review of Existing Research Foci and Gaps

by Miriam Hartmann, Rajat Khosla, Suneeta Krishnan, Asha George, Sofia Gruskin, and Avni Amin, for PLOS One .

Transgender Youth Care in the New Millennium

Johanna Olson-Kennedy M.D., director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, led a session drawing on her expertise in the care of gender non-conforming children and transgender youth. 

Legal and Other Barriers to Protection for Transgender Asylum-Seekers in the US

The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted a discussion on November 22, 2016 to highlight health and rights challenges faced by transgender asylum-seekers in the United States. Professor Niels Frenzen led the discussion.

Leaders appointed to champion health, human rights of the vulnerable

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For the first time, the world’s governing bodies have tasked a group of experts to expand the health and human rights of women, children and adolescents everywhere. The World Health Organization and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights named the new working group members Sept. 22. USC’s Sofia Gruskin, director … Continue reading Leaders appointed to champion health, human rights of the vulnerable

Program on Global Health & Human Rights to evaluate $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant

The Program on Global Health and Human Rights (GHHR) is proud to announce an exciting new project to conduct the baseline and endline evaluations for the Global Fund’s $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant. The project is focused on strengthening the legal and policy environments in 10 African project countries (Botswana, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, … Continue reading Program on Global Health & Human Rights to evaluate $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant