Celebrating 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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 in the history of human rights drafted by representatives from … Continue reading Celebrating 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A Meta-Narrative Literature Synthesis and Framework to Guide Future Evaluation of Legal Empowerment Interventions

by Katherine Footer, Michael Windle, Laura Ferguson, Jordan Hatcher, Carrie Lyons, Emma Gorin, Anne L. Stangl, Steven Golub, Sofia Gruskin, and Stefan Baral, for Health and Human Rights Journal.

The recognition and evolution of the HIV and human rights interface: 1981–2017

In this book chapter, published in the Research Handbook on Global Health Law, Sofia Gruskin and Daniel Tarantola  discuss the linkages between health and human rights in relation to HIV, and describe a joint action and accountability oriented framework to better address the HIV pandemic. Read the chapter Details: Authors: Daniel Tarantola and Sofia Gruskin (book edited by Gian … Continue reading The recognition and evolution of the HIV and human rights interface: 1981–2017

2018 American Association of Public Health Annual Meeting & Expo

Mistrust, telemedicine, Alzheimer's, human rights and sexual health—USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health faculty are presenting and participating in discussions on a range of global health subjects at this week's 2018 American Association of Public Health Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego Nov. 10-14. The meeting is the largest annual gathering of public health … Continue reading 2018 American Association of Public Health Annual Meeting & Expo

Training in Malaysia connects health and human rights

In Malaysia, a course taught in conjunction with United Nations University in August 2018 drew 40 participants from research, policy, public health, law, NGOs and other domains to learn about the effectiveness, limits and possibilities of human rights interventions in advancing the highest attainable standard of health. The three-day International Institute for Global Health course in … Continue reading Training in Malaysia connects health and human rights

“In transition: ensuring the sexual and reproductive health and rights of transgender populations.” A roundtable discussion

In transition: Ensuring the sexual and reproductive health and rights of transgender populations

by Sofia Gruskin, Avery Everhart, Diana Feliz Olivia, Stefan Baral, Sari L. Reisner, Eszter Kismödi, David Cruz, Cary Klemmer, Michael R Reich and Laura Ferguson, for Reproductive Health Matters.

2018 International AIDS Conference Roundup

The 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam focused on breaking barriers and building bridges in the HIV response, and highlighted the importance of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations. Sofia Gruskin, director of the USC Institute for Global Health and Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR), and Laura Ferguson, GHHR associate director, weighed in … Continue reading 2018 International AIDS Conference Roundup

The how: a message for the UN high-level meeting on NCDs

by Kent Buse, Robert Marten, Sarah Hawkes, George Alleyne, Phillip Baker, Fran Baum, Robert Beaglehole, Chantal Blouin, Ruth Bonita, Luisa Brumana, John Butler, Simon Capewell, Sally Casswell, José Luis Castro, Mickey Chopra, Helen Clark, Katie Dain, Sandro Demaio, Andrea Feigl, Patricia Frenz, Peter Friberg, Sharon Friel, Amanda Glassman, Unni Gopinathan, Lawrence Gostin, Sofia Gruskin, Corinna Hawkes, David Hipgrave, Paula Johns, Alexandra Jones, Sowmya Kadandale, Roger Magnusson, Patricio V. Marquez, Martin McKee, Benjamin Mason Meier, Carlos A. Monteiro, Modi Mwatsama, Rachel Nugent, David Patterson, Stefan Peterson, Yogan Pillay, Johanna Ralston, Srinath Reddy, Juan A. Rivera, Sandhya Singh, Sudhvir Singh, Tim Sladden, Richard Smith, Kristina Sperkova, Thaksaphon Thamarangsi, Francis Thompson and Douglas Webb, for The Lancet.