How do national strategic plans for HIV and AIDS in southern and eastern Africa address gender-based violence? A women’s rights perspective

Andrew Gibbs, Mildred Mushinga, E. Tyler Crone, Samantha Willan, Jenevieve Mannell Health and Human rights 14/2 Published December 2012 Abstract Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant human rights violation and a key driver of the HIV epidemic in southern and eastern Africa. We frame GBV from a broad human rights approach that includes intimate partner violence and structural violence. We use this broader definition to review how National Strategic Plans…

Abstract – Policy reform to shift the health and human rights environment for vulnerable groups: The case of Kyrgyzstan’s Instruction 417

Leo Beletsky, Rachel Thomas, Marina Smelyanskaya, Irina Artamonova, Natalya Shumskaya, Aijan Dooronbekova, Aibek Mukambetov, Heather Doyle, Rebecca Tolson Health and Human rights 14/2 Published December 2012 Abstract Background: Police activities shape behavior and health outcomes among drug users, sex workers, and other vulnerable groups. Interventions to change the policing of drug consumption and sex work in ways that facilitate public health programming and respect for human rights have included policy…

Policy reform to shift the health and human rights environment for vulnerable groups: The case of Kyrgyzstan’s Instruction 417

Leo Beletsky, Rachel Thomas, Marina Smelyanskaya, Irina Artamonova, Natalya Shumskaya, Aijan Dooronbekova, Aibek Mukambetov, Heather Doyle, Rebecca Tolson Health and Human rights 14/2 Published December 2012 Abstract Background: Police activities shape behavior and health outcomes among drug users, sex workers, and other vulnerable groups. Interventions to change the policing of drug consumption and sex work in ways that facilitate public health programming and respect for human rights have included policy…

Book Reviews

  Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights Ann Taket Routledge (June 2012) ISBN 9780415613750 224 pages $48.95 In Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights, Ann Taket explains the importance of linking health and human rights, and how combining these concepts into a human rights framework can support public health and health advocacy efforts.Taket first describes and analyzes global, regional, national, and subnational human rights systems, and the mechanisms…