New WHO tool: Monitoring human rights in contraceptive services and programmes
- Thursday, 19 October 2017
The World Health Organization recently published the tool Monitoring human rights in contraceptive services and programmes. This tool is intended for use by countries to assist them in strengthening their human rights efforts in contraceptive programming. It uses existing commonly-used indicators to highlight areas where human rights have been promoted, neglected or violated in contraceptive programming.
The publication also identifies gaps in programming and in data collection; and opportunities for action within the health sector and beyond, including opportunities for partnership initiatives.
The tool builds directly on two other publications: Ensuring human rights within contraceptive programmes: a human rights analysis of existing quantitative indicators (2014) and Ensuring human rights within contraceptive service delivery implementation guide by UNFPA and WHO (2015).