Human rights

This paper supports SDGs 3 and 16 by summarising how armed conflict disrupts health-care provision, particularly access to sexual, reproductive, maternal, infant, child, and adolescent health and nutrition services. This paper provides an overview of current challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of humanitarian services in conflict settings, in accordance with international human rights law.
This paper supports SDGs 3, 5, and 16 by evaluating the direct and indirect health effects of armed conflicts on women and children worldwide. The authors summarise the available evidence showing how armed conflicts increase the risk of malnutrition, physical injuries, infectious diseases, poor mental health, and poor sexual and reproductive health; key knowledge gaps and research priorities to mitigate some of the harms associated with armed conflicts are also addressed.
In this second conversation of the “World We Want” podcast series, RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr Márcia Balisciano, talks to Mary Robinson about leadership.
Scene from South-East Asia, woman walking past a building
LexisNexis Legal & Professional has created a rule of law impact tracker using a range of data sets. The rule of law impact tracker is an interactive tool which quantifies the relationship between the rule of law and social and economic development. The rule of law plays a vital part in underpinning all of the SDGs and in particular the targets of SDG 16 to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of sexual violence on female sexual dysfunction and sexual distress.
This article examines the challenges aging adults with long-term mobility disabilities face particularly with everyday activities and independent living. It advances goal 3, good health and wellbeing and goal 10, reduced inequalities.

Forensic Science International: Reports, Volume 2, December 2020, 100121

Contributing to SDGs 3, 5 and 16, this paper examines the demographic profile of female victims with intellectual disablities who were sexually assaulted and the characteristics of sexual assault.
The present findings indicate the need for clinicians to identify PTSD symptoms and to conjoin distinctive treatment approaches to relieve survivors’ PTSD symptoms, as well as their sexual dysfunction and distress.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. Global estimates published by WHO indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Since 1981, Women's rights activists have observed November 25th as a day against gender-based violence. To mark this event, Elsevier presents a curated, open access collection of 52 journal articles and book chapters to highlight to the urgent need to end violence against women and girls.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by presenting data from an interrupted time series showing the economic and psyschological impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on women and families in Rupganj upazila, a region in rural Bangladesh. Women reported greater food insecurity due to reduced family income, an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and an increase in intimate partner violence during the lockdown, ranging from emotional violence (threats, humiliation, and insults) to moderate to severe physical violence or sexual violence.