Q&A: “Social Movements, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Rights” with Pardis Mahdavi

The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted Pardis Mahdavi, Acting Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, for a talk on "Social Movements, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Rights: #MeToo in Global Context" March 5, 2019. In this Q&A learn about how she got involved in studying social … Continue reading Q&A: “Social Movements, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Rights” with Pardis Mahdavi

Q&A: “The United States & the Global Struggle for Sexual Rights” with Dennis Altman

The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted Dennis Altman, Professorial Fellow in Human Security at La Trobe University and ambassador for the Human Rights Law Centre, for a talk on "Missing in Action? The United States & the Global Struggle for Sexual Rights" Jan. 30, 2019. In this Q&A learn about his background in … Continue reading Q&A: “The United States & the Global Struggle for Sexual Rights” with Dennis Altman

Q&A: “Achieving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Southern Africa” with Justice Oaguile Dingake

The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted Justice Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake, Justices of the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea, for a talk on "Achieving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Southern Africa" Feb. 5, 2019. In this Q&A learn about his work in Southern Africa, the challenges facing the … Continue reading Q&A: “Achieving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Southern Africa” with Justice Oaguile Dingake

Q&A: “From Laws and Standards to Implementation of Interventions in Global Health” with Rajat Khosla

The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted Rajat Khosla, Senior Human Rights Officer at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sept. 27, 2018,  to discuss interventions in global health. In this Q&A learn about his background in global health and human rights, as well as challenges and successes he's … Continue reading Q&A: “From Laws and Standards to Implementation of Interventions in Global Health” with Rajat Khosla

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 practicum seeks sustainable solutions for LA’s wicked problems

SDGs in LA: Sustainable Solutions to Los Angeles’s Wicked Problems

A new multi-disciplinary practicum coordinated in collaboration with the USC Institute for Global Health invites students from across USC’s schools to address some of Los Angeles’s most intractable challenges. This fall 2018 USC “Wicked Problems Practicum” is supported by the Office of the Provost and will focus on the human and social aspects of the … Continue reading New practicum seeks sustainable solutions for LA’s wicked problems

United Nations group honors USC human rights leader

Days after President Donald Trump first addressed the United Nations since taking office, UN supporters gathered to celebrate the organization—and to honor leaders including USC Professor of Preventive Medicine and Law Sofia Gruskin—at the 10th Annual West Coast Global Forum in Los Angeles Sept. 25. In light of Trump’s history of criticizing the UN, and … Continue reading United Nations group honors USC human rights leader

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

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

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