Presentation on theme: "POLICYs Human Rights Approach. 1. Identify the Health Problem: collect and analyze maternal/reproductive health/HIV data zReports from UN and NGOs zHuman."— Presentation transcript:
1. Identify the Health Problem: collect and analyze maternal/reproductive health/HIV data zReports from UN and NGOs zHuman Rights Treaty Body Reports zShadow Reports zData of Health Service Failures (ie. high rates of maternal morality or abortion) zTestimony of Specific Health Rights Abuses (ie. Testimony at Womens Tribunal at 1995 Beijing Womens Conference) zWHO and UNICEF Global Maternal and Reproductive Health Indicators
2. Identify national norm/policy zLegal norms: ynational laws yadministrative standards yimplementing regulations yjudicial decisions related to MH/RH/HIV/AIDS yworkplace policies zSocial norms ytraditions ybeliefs ystandard operating procedures
3. Compare with international Human Rights standard zDoes a countrys laws or social norms derogate international human rights standards found in a human rights agreement binding on the country? zHuman Rights Matrix yHas a certain country signed and ratified a human rights treaty relevant to MH/RH/HIV/AIDS? yDid the country participate in the Cairo and Beijing World Population Conferences? yWhat are the RH/MH/HIV/AIDS-related provisions of all major human rights accords?
4. Research human rights solution zUse human rights standards to develop effective and equitable RH/MH/HIV/AIDS policies: yFind the least rights-restrictive way to address a public health need yInclude the participation of people affected by the policy. zUse POLICYs experience
5. Propose new rights-based policy and advocate for adoption zHealth advocates can use human rights yas a way to identify discrete issues for advocacy yas language to convince policymakers to adopt or change a policy yas a reminder for policymakers of their obligations and the international community's scrutiny of these obligations zDiscover which government agencies have a duty to provide remedies to reproductive or health rights violations
6. Report on results achieved according to SO/IRs Human Rights Approach Step Identify national norm/policy Compare with universal Human Rights standard Propose new rights-based policy and advocate for adoption POLICY Intermediate Result IR 3 Disseminate and use the human rights information gathered IR 3.1 Improve critical information base in a country IR 1Involve human rights groups in networks Form civilian surveillance committees IR 2Ensure planning guidelines adhere to human rights laws Provide model policies and legislation Propose specific laws to protect rights IR 4Conduct human rights and training Contribute human rights curricula
The Human Rights Approach z1. Identify the Health Problem: collect and analyze maternal/reproductive health/HIV data z2. Identify national norm/policy z3. Compare with international Human Rights standard z4. Research human rights solution z5. Propose new rights-based policy and advocate for adoption and… z6. Report on results achieved according to SO/IRs