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  1. Considerations for formulating reproductive health laws

    This discussion paper elaborates how laws can be developed in order to improve protection of reproductive and sexual health, and how they can be applied to facilitate the availability of reproductive health services. Legal principles are examined, including those governing free and informed decision-making, privacy and confidentiality, the competent delivery of services and the use of conscientious objectives.

  2. Choices in family planning : informed and voluntary decision making

    Recognizing the gap between the rhetoric and the reality of informed choice, EngenderHealth developed an expanded conceptual framework for informed and voluntary sexual and reproductive health (SRH) decision making, which is the basis of this practical tool kit. …

  3. From rights to reality: how to advocate for women's reproductive freedom worldwide

    The handbook provides tools and strategies that anyone can use to advocate for the reproductive rights of women and girls everywhere. The handbook begins with an explanation of the role of an advocate and then discusses general strategies and tools for reproductive rights advocacy in diverse settings around the world.

  4. Transforming health systems: gender and rights in reproductive health. A training curriculum for Health Programme Managers

    A training resource for health trainers to use with health managers, planners, policy-makers and others with responsibilities in reproductive health. It is designed to equip participants with the analytical tools and skills to integrate the promotion of gender equity and reproductive rights into their reproductive health policies and programmes, and to effect positive changes within a health care system. …

  5. A human rights approach to TB: stop TB guidelines for social mobilization

    The document looks at human rights dimensions of issues affecting people's vulnerability to contracting TB and their access to TB care.

  6. Reproductive health for all: taking account of power dynamics between men and women. A training manual

    The training manual was developed within the framework of the regional dimension project "Gender Equity and Reproductive Health and Rights in Asia," coordinated by the Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS), under the EC/UNFPA Initiative for Reproductive Health in Asia (RHI). The ultimate aim of this manual is to assist people to develop programmes and projects that promote gender equity and human rights. The manual has been developed to skilled trainers in participatory adult learning methods and for those who are able to facilitate group learning. …

  7. Lifting the burden of secrecy: a manual for HIV-positive people who want to speak out in public

    This is a guide for HIV-positive people who are considering speaking out in person, to any group of people about their experience of living with HIV. It quotes 76 HIV-positive speakers from Asia, the Pacific, Australia and Africa and presents the reasons, benefits and negative consequences of speaking out in public. The social, legal and financial aspects of the support needed by an HIV-positive person before going public are considered. The practical skills and steps for public speaking are discussed.

  8. Funding the future: resources for adolescent reproductive and sexual health programs in developing countries

    A compilation of a list of organizations that provide financial assistance (direct and indirect) to programmes and events focused on adolescent reproductive and sexual health. The last part contains adolescent reproductive and sexual health weblinks.

  9. Making abortion safe, legal, and accessible: a tool kit for action

    Despite wide international legal support for a woman's right to access safe and legal abortion, the procedure still remains unsafe and out of reach for many women around the globe. The Center's publication Making Abortion Safe, Legal and Accessible: A Toolkit for Action is a valuable resource for abortion rights advocates and policymakers who are working to reform abortion laws in restrictive settings. The toolkit packages together the most compelling arguments for liberalizing laws regulating abortion. …

  10. A community-based response on sexual violence against women

    This guide is for field-based refugees workers including UN system, NGOs and governments staff in the health, community services, protection and other related sectors. The booklet presents guidelines in assessing the problem of sexual violence identifying key players in a practical response to the problem, drawing up guidelines on steps to be taken, and roles and responsibilities of actors, setting criteria for selecting team members, organizing training, and evaluating the programme.

  11. HIV/AIDS and human rights: young people in action

    This document is a kit that presents ideas for youth organizations on issues relating to human rights and HIV and AIDS. It has a section on education and communication and lays particular emphasis on advocacy for the human rights for people living with HIV and AIDS. Although it is not a comprehensive document, it can serve as a starter with useful information and data for the public and peer education. Included in the package is a glossary with definitions and key terms used in the guide.

  12. Gender, HIV and human rights: a training manual

    This manual was prepared to help trainers respond to the gender-related needs of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It facilitates the acquisition of knowledge and skills relating to the gender dimension of HIV/AIDS among trainers. It consists of 4 major sections. Section 1: Challenges of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: The Gender & Human Rights Context, Section 2: Gender Concerns in HIV and Development, Section 3: Gender and HIV/AIDS: A Human Rights Approach and Section 4: Learning from Workshops. …

  13. Tackling HIV/AIDS Stigma: Guidelines for the workplace

    These guidelines were developed to provide people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA), HIV/AIDS co-ordinators and managers within a workplace setting with practical and user-friendly recommendations on how to create a HIV/AIDS-friendly environment in an appropriate and effective manner. Although the research was conducted in a government workplace, it is believed that many of the recommendations are relevant in other workplace settings. Additional sets of guidelines are available for the faith and PLHA sectors. …

  14. Tackling HIV/AIDS Stigma: Guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS who interact with the media

    These guidelines were developed to provide leaders of PLHA organisations with user-friendly recommendations on training for PLHAs, to strengthen their media advocacy roles in HIV/AIDS stigma-mitigation. Additional sets of guidelines are available for the faith and national government workplace sectors. …

  15. Tackling HIV/AIDS Stigma: Guidelines for faith-based organisations

    These guidelines were developed to provide faith leaders, HIVAIDS committees,people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) in the faith community and opinion leaders within the faith-based sector with practical and user-friendly recommendations on how to create an environment free of HIV/AIDS stigma. Additional guidelines for PLHAs and media, and the national government workplace sector, are also available. The guidelines are not exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with other guideline Siyam'kela documents produced on HIV/AIDS and stigma.

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