Reproductive Rights are Human Rights

A Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions

No. of pages: 226

Publication date: 2014

Author: UNFPA, The Danish Institute for Human Rights, The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The purpose of this Handbook is to provide National Human Rights Institutions with tools and guidance on how to integrate reproductive rights into their work.

Each National Human Rights Institution is as unique as the country in which it has been established, but that does not mean that many of their challenges, including within the field of reproductive rights, are not the same or similar. This Handbook is intended to give an introduction to reproductive rights, both what they mean in practice and their normative background, and how National Human Rights Institutions can work within this field.

A number of experiences from NHRIs have been gathered and are included in this Handbook.