Gender Equality

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Human Rights Accountability for Advancement of Gender Equality and Reproductive Justice in the Sustainable Development Agenda

  • Beatriz GalliEmail author
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Global Context

Since Cairo’s International Conference on Population and Development in 1994, several countries have developed innovative strategies and programs to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) agenda leading to real and substantial accomplishments (ICPD Program of Action 1994). In the last decades, SRHR was recognized by states through the adoption of international consensus document. SRHR embrace human rights that are already recognized in international human rights treaties and conventions, and they have been incorporated in Constitutions, health policies, programs, and domestic legislation. SRHR imply that individuals should have control over their bodies and, in turn, live their lives, be healthy, and have sexual and reproductive autonomy and that they can enjoy their right to be free from injuries and preventable maternal deaths. SRHR also requires entitlements to health facilities, goods, and services as well as a broad range of social...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Senior Policy and Advocacy ConsultantIpasUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Andréia Faraoni Freitas Setti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology & Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies – CESAMUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal