01/28/17 – Los Angeles Global Health Conference

Los Angeles Global Health Conference

The Los Angeles Global Health Conference (LAGHC) is an annual global health conference hosted in Southern California. Organized by students from local universities including UCLA, USC and Claremont University, LAGHC seeks to educate, connect and engage members of the Los Angeles community in addressing the health disparities both in our backyards and around the world.

Professor Gruskin appointed to transgender health, human rights group

Professor Sofia Gruskin was appointed to the advisory board of Transforming Ourselves Through Organizing, and Services (TOD@S), a research partnership in the field of transgender health and human rights. The group is spearheading a project focused on anti-violence for transgender people in Lima, Peru, by endorsing and engaging grassroots transgender organizations in both the U.S. … Continue reading Professor Gruskin appointed to transgender health, human rights group

GHHR contributes to UN human rights discussion of the right to life

Professor Sofia Gruskin and GHHR legal fellow Ian Henry submitted a contribution to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OCHR) Secretariat in preparation for the July 14 Half-Day of General Discussion on the proposed General Comment on Article 6 (Right to Life) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The … Continue reading GHHR contributes to UN human rights discussion of the right to life

Lessons From Law & Health Programs in Kenya

Professor Sofia Gruskin and co-authors published methodology and findings from conducting a human rights based evaluation in this month's New Directions for Evaluation. "Integrating Human Rights in Program Evaluation: Lessons From Law and Health Programs in Kenya" discusses the value of operationalizing human rights principles and strategies in context of legal integration programs using the … Continue reading Lessons From Law & Health Programs in Kenya

Partnership with Vietnam to integrate human rights in population law

Through a longstanding relationship with Vietnam, Program on Global Health & Human Rights Director Sofia Gruskin began a new project in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She will advise Vietnam’s population law to ensure it covers key human rights issues in conformity with Vietnam’s ratified international treaties and national legal system. Through … Continue reading Partnership with Vietnam to integrate human rights in population law

Indonesia project aims to increase access to justice, health, human rights

The USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights has begun a new project with the Open Society Foundations focused on strengthening the capacity of and increasing access to justice for people who use drugs, with a special focus on young populations in Indonesia. As part of this project GHHR will partner with and provide … Continue reading Indonesia project aims to increase access to justice, health, human rights

Dr. Ferguson assisting monitoring and evaluation in The Gambia

This month Professor Laura Ferguson traveled to The Gambia to continue her ongoing work with the World Bank focused on maternal and child nutrition and health. The primary purpose of this trip was to assist the monitoring and evaluation team within the National Nutrition Agency and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to strengthen … Continue reading Dr. Ferguson assisting monitoring and evaluation in The Gambia

Professor Gruskin lectures for Heidelberg University, Germany

This month Professor Sofia Gruskin lectured remotely for the Masters Program in International Health at Heidelberg University, Germany. Her session focused on the history, content and application of rights-based approaches in health policy and programming. Over the course of the two-hour session, students from all parts of the world were able to engage through Skype … Continue reading Professor Gruskin lectures for Heidelberg University, Germany

New report targets discrimination, violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity

This month the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a new report to the UN Human Rights Council on discrimination and violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. The report presents a breadth of evidence on the continuing abuse, violence, harassment, and discrimination facing LGBT populations and intersex persons … Continue reading New report targets discrimination, violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity