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Human Rights Day 2017

Human Rights Day GIFSince 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.

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BMC International Health and Human Rights

BMC International Health and Human Rights is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to health and disease in developing and transitional countries, as well as all issues relating to the impact of health policies, programs and practices on human rights.

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Conflict and Health

Conflict and Health brings together essential research on the intertwined relationship between health and conflict. Millions of people around the world are caught between the vicious spiral of violent conflict and poor health. The journal focuses on the intricate relationship between conflict and health, and how health interventions in war zones may contribute to peace.

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International Journal for Equity in Health

International Journal for Equity in Health presents evidence relevant to the search for, and attainment of, equity in health across and within countries. International Journal for Equity in Health publishes research which improves the understanding of issues that influence the health of populations. This includes the discussion of political, policy-related, economic, social and health services-related influences, particularly with regard to systematic differences in distributions of one or more aspects of health in population groups defined demographically, geographically, or socially.

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Reproductive Health

Reproductive Health focuses on all aspects of human reproduction. The journal includes sections dedicated to adolescent health, female fertility and midwifery and all content is open access. Reproductive health is defined as a state of physical, mental, and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system, at all stages of life.

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Public Health Reviews

Public Health Reviews is the official journal of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER). It is a multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to publishing topics of current importance to public health. The journal promotes public health knowledge and best practices, placing a special emphasis on the integration of state of the art information and translational issues, interdisciplinary approaches, innovations, and emerging public health concerns.

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Globalization and Health

Globalization and Health is a pioneering and transdisciplinary journal that situates public health and wellbeing within the dynamic forces of global development; publishing high quality original research and debate on globalization and its effects on public health, both positive and negative.

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Harm Reduction Journal

Harm Reduction Journal publishes research focusing on the prevalent patterns of psychoactive drug use, the public policies meant to control them, and the search for effective methods of reducing the adverse medical, public health, and social consequences associated with both drugs and drug policies. We define 'harm reduction' as 'policies and programs which aim to reduce the health, social, and economic costs of legal and illegal psychoactive drug use without necessarily reducing drug consumption'.

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Transitions within Transitions: coming of age in displacement

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.

Special issue on women’s health, gender and empowerment

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.