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Centre for Global Health and Policy (GHAP)

Human Rights, Health and Social Justice

Within this area, GHaP has a particular focus on poverty reduction and inequality, including gender inequalities, with particular strengths relating to health policy and rights of the poor.

Key projects: 

  1. Regional organisations as development partners and inter-governmental cooperation to improved governance of the poverty-health nexus. That is, the potential for regional organisations to innovate and lead equitable transformation of that nexus. New insights on articulation of actions at regional level to support, protect and uphold the rights of poor and vulnerable citizens, particularly women.
  2. Sexual and reproductive rights as human rights and key to assuring equitable development. Understanding what are rights and needs of vulnerable populations. Implementing those rights, however, remains a challenge.
  3. Migration-health-gender nexus and its significance for understanding vulnerabilities of women and girls migrant from Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) and from Venezuela; national and regional responses and challenges for meeting SDGs. This is central to the ReGHID project.

The research in this area is also significant from a policy/practitioners’ perspective because it addresses several of the key goals and targets relevant to ODA countries, including SDG1 on poverty, SDG 3 on health and 3.1 and 3.2 on gender and health in particular, SDG 5 on gender equality and 5.1 on ending discrimination against women and girls in particular; SDG 13 on climate action, SDG 14 on life below water, SDG 15 on life on land and SDG 17 on partnership.

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