Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
- Progress Completed
To advance health we must advance rights
It is time for a bold agenda on sexual and reproductive health and rights
Since the International Conference on Population and Development in 1994, the global health and human rights communities have worked to define and advance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), experiencing both advances and setbacks over that time.
Thus, the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission proposes a comprehensive and integrated definition of sexual and reproductive health and sexual and reproductive rights, which recognizes that improving health depends on advancing rights.
The new definition reflects an emerging consensus on the services and interventions needed to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of all individuals, by building on numerous international and regional agreements, and on international human rights treaties and principles
In response to the need to develop a national policy report to support programming and policy recommendations to move forward with the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights agenda in Lebanon, Abaad and the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at the American University of Beirut, in partnership with Guttmacher-Lancet Commission are developing a Briefing Note to tackle this issue.
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To move forward, Abaad and the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center in partnership with the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission are organizing a National Consultation to disseminate the findings of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission report, the meetings results and develop national recommendations (programmatic & policy) as means to harmonize SRHR efforts in the country.