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

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?

Applying Human Rights to Sexuality and Sexual Health

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

The November issue of Reproductive Health Matters featured “Sexual Rights as Human Rights: A Guide to Authoritative Sources and Principles for Applying Human Rights to Sexuality and Sexual Health,” written by Professor Sofia Gruskin and co-authors. The guide seeks to provide insight and resources to actors interested in the development of rights claims around sexuality … Continue reading Applying Human Rights to Sexuality and Sexual Health

Reproductive Health Matters: Sexuality, sexual politics and sexual rights

For a short time, articles from Reproductive Health Matters' issue on sexuality, sexual politics and sexual rights are available to download for free. USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights Director Sofia Gruskin co-authored several features on sexual rights. View the full text below: "Sound and Fury – engaging with the politics and the law … Continue reading Reproductive Health Matters: Sexuality, sexual politics and sexual 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.

World Health Organization report focuses on ties between sexual health, human rights and law

(Photo/Valeria Preisler)

In its first report to address sexual health, human rights and the law, the World Health Organization called on policymakers, health care providers, non-governmental organizations and others to remove barriers to information and services. Read more on USC News. (Photo/Valeria Preisler)