Reproductive Justice in the Era of Backlash

The second session of the Spring 2018 semester of the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration focused on reproductive health. Professor Michele Goodwin, who holds the Chancellor’s Professorship at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) with appointments at the School of Law, School of Public Health, and Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, discussed the … Continue reading Reproductive Justice in the Era of Backlash

Strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health in Vietnam

At the biennial Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in Vietnam Nov. 27-30, Sofia Gruskin presented to more than 1,000 attendees at a plenary session on strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health and rights.Her talk emphasized the need to move beyond concepts and slogans to collective action moving beyond … Continue reading Strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health in Vietnam

Implication of the Trump Administration’s Policies on Law and Global Health: Evidence and Preliminary Reflections

The Law and Global Health Collaboration kickstarts this year’s series exploring the implications of the Trump administration’s policies on select law and health topics. Please join us on Sept. 12, 2017 as Parveen Parmar leads an evidence-based discussion on the effects of policy changes implemented by the Trump administration.

Is populism bad for women’s rights?

Experts reflected and speculated about women's rights and reproductive justice under the rule of populist leaders at a University of Geneva event May 17. Laura Ferguson, associate director of the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, delivered a talk at the as part of the panel, "Is Populism Bad for Women's Rights?" organized by Foraus … Continue reading Is populism bad for women’s rights?

Human rights and the sexual and reproductive health of women living with HIV – a literature review

By Shubha Kumar, Sofia Gruskin, Rajat Khosla and Manjulaa Narasimhan, published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society.

New WHO tool examines reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and human rights

This month the WHO published the first module of "Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and human rights: a toolbox for examining laws, regulations and policies." The result of a decade-long collaboration, the first module has an explicit focus on sexual and reproductive health. Professor Sofia Gruskin served as the key academic partner for the … Continue reading New WHO tool examines reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and human rights

Realizing the ICPD 20 years later

Professors Sofia Gruskin and TK Sundari Ravindran published an article this month on behalf of the Rights-Oriented Research and Education (RORE) Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Global Public Health entitled Realising the ICPD 20 Years Later: Shifting the Paradigms for Research and Education." Professors Gruskin and Ravindran cochair the RORE network which was … Continue reading Realizing the ICPD 20 years later