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  1. Realising sexual and reproductive health rights in Kenya: a myth or reality? A report of the Public Inquiry into Violations of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Kenya

    This report presents the findings of the Public Inquiry into violations of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) in Kenya. The Inquiry was undertaken in fulfilment of one of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights’ (KNCHR) primary mandates- to conduct investigations into any complaint on the violation of human rights in the country. The Inquiry was undertaken by the KNCHR following a complaint filed by two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on reproductive health issues in Kenya. …

  2. Adolescents' perceptions of sexual coercion in Uganda

    In Uganda, HIV prevalence remains high with young people at higher risk of infection than adults. Much is known about the sexual risk factors for HIV transmission among youths, including sexual encounters that are coerced. On the other hand, relatively little is known about the barriers to preventing sexual coercion and what strategies may overcome those barriers with adolescents. …

  3. Respect, Protect and Fulfill: Legislating for Women's Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS. Volume One: Sexual and Domestic Violence; Volume Two: Family and Property Issues

    Legislation can be instrumental in impeding or promoting initiatives to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The widespread legal, social, economic and political ramifications of the epidemic make it necessary to review and reform a broad range of laws. Within a context of entrenched gender discrimination, the devastating impacts of HIV/AIDS, widespread poverty and increasing competition for resources such as property and land, legislative solutions to the denial of women's rights are urgently needed. …

  4. Mujeres, VIH/SIDA y derechos humanos

    Amnesty Internacional pide una acción coordinada para hacer frente al riesgo del VIH en el contexto de la violencia contra las mujeres. Este documento examina los riesgos actuales a los que deben hacer frente las mujeres en el contexto de la pandemia, así como las normas de derechos humanos que deberían proteger a las mujeres de la exposición al virus y garantizar el acceso a servicios médicos y asistencia social en caso de contraerlo.

  5. The human rights of children and their sexual and reproductive health

    The factsheet presents the guiding principles with respect to the human rights of children set out by the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and briefly illustrates the disastrous sexual and reproductive health as a result of violations of their rights. Statements of international commitments presented at the Beijing Plus Five 2000 and ICPD Plus Five, 1999 are also included. The fact sheet can be used as advocacy tools for anyone working in the area of young people's sexual and reproductive health.

  6. Whose right? AIDS Review 2002

    Review 2002 asks the question "Whose right?" This is both in question of whose interpretation is right in developing an AIDS response and understanding, and also whose rights are being addressed or abused. Review 2002 situates HIV/AIDS within the broader field of human rights and of stigma, prejudice and discrimination. The Review looks at what contitutes a rights-based approach to HIV and AIDS and the international guidelines on which such an approach can be based. …

  7. Suffering in silence: the links between human rights abuses and HIV transmission to girls in Zambia

    The catastrophe of HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome) in Africa, which has already claimed over 18 million lives on that continent, has hit girls and women harder than boys and men. …

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