Human rights

Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10245, 18–24 July 2020, Pages 148-150

This article addresses SDG 5 by highlighting the need to tackle gender-based violence, which disproportionately affects women, through comprehensive sexuality education, which is described here as medically accurate, culturally and developmentally relevant information on topics ranging from gender identity, sexual behaviours, and human development to communication skills, empathy, and mutual respect.
Elsevier,

Global Environmental Change, Volume 63, July 2020

Support of environmental defenders requires better understanding of environmental conflicts. Environmental defenders employ largely non-violent protest forms. Indigenous environmental defenders face significantly higher rates of violence. Combining preventive mobilization, tactical diversity and litigation increases activists’ success.Global grassroots environmentalism is a promising force for sustainability.
Few public health interventions can match the immense achievements of immunization in terms of mortality and morbidity reduction. However, progress in reaching global coverage goals and achieving universal immunization coverage have stalled; with key stakeholders concerned about the accuracy of reported coverage figures. Winner of the Atlas Award in August 2020, this article contributes to SDGs 3 and 17 by exploring the “state of data quality” in low- and middle-income countries, the factors affecting data quality in these settings and the potential means to improve it.
The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this segment, we get the view of Monika Froehler, CEO of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.
This chapter addresses SDG5, SDG10, and SDG16 by critically examining the concept of social essentialism and its adverse consequences for justice and equality, particularly around issues of race and gender.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by analysing data from India's 2015–16 National Family Health Survey, showing that women who experienced spousal physical violence during pregnancy were more likely to use female-controlled than male-controlled spacing contraception, and less likely to use male-controlled than no contraception. The data suggests that antenatal and postpartum contraceptive counselling should accommodate the needs of women facing spousal physical violence, by providing female-controlled rather than partner-dependent contraceptive methods (eg, the pill or IUD).
The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this segment, we get the view of Vic Van Vuuren, Director of the Enterprises Department at the ILO.
The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this segment, we get the view of Dr Annie Sparrow, Associate Professor of Population Health, Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by showing that married adolescent girls in Niger experiencing intimate partner violence or reproductive coercion were more likely to use family planning without their husbands' knowledge. These findings have important implications for programmes and policies that aim to increase family planning uptake through greater engagement with male partners, as this approach could undermine the autonomy of young women.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 385, Issue 9977, 18–24 April 2015, Pages 1555-1566

This paper is part of a Lancet Series on violence against women and girls, and addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by reviewing the evidence base for a broad range of interventions aimed at reducing various forms of gender-based violence, from intimate partner violence and sexual assault to female genital mutilation and child marriage. The paper highlights the need for greater investment into violence prevention research and evaluation of programmes focusing on low-income and middle-income countries, as the majority of high-quality evidence is skewed towards high-income countries.

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