Human Rights Day 2017
Since 1950, Human Rights Day has been observed annually on December 10th. Commemorating the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 10th serves as a reminder that we are all entitled to the most basic freedoms.
This year’s Human Rights Day is devoted to the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of the two International Covenants on Human Rights: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966.
BMC is doing its bit to stand up for equality in human rights by presenting you a selection of highly important and influential research. The dissemination of this open access material is vital in leading the fight against discrimination.
A comprehensive review of HIV/STI prevention and sexual and reproductive health services among sex Workers in Conflict-Affected Settings: call for an evidence- and rights-based approach in the humanitarian response
Conflict and displacement disrupt the social fabric of family and community and interrupts the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development of very young adolescents (VYAs). The disruptions in living conditions, family relationships, school attendance, and cultural practices—coupled with the new uncertainties and insecurities brought about by displacement into foreign countries and cultures—increase the physical, sexual, and psychological risks facing already vulnerable VYA refugees, migrants, and displaced persons. New approaches are needed to focus resources on both the developmental and health needs of this population as they come of age in contexts of conflict and displacement.
This special issue provides a platform for examining the relevance of empowerment to various features of women’s (and transgender men’s) experiences of pregnancy and childbirth across the globe. By highlighting women’s health concerns, rights, and empowerment, this special issue aims to catalyze societal-level changes that will yield sustainable improvements in health and well-being for women on a global scale.
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