A Guide in Support of National Human Rights Institutions

Country Assessments and National Inquiries on Human Rights in the Context of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Well-being

Publication Date: 2019

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

This Guide provides a conceptual and methodological framework for National Human Rights Institutions conducting country assessments and public inquiries in the context of sexual and reproductive health. The Guide aims to help develop more comprehensive information systems on human rights in the context of sexual and reproductive health, but also to ensure a standardized approach to the assessment of human rights violations in this area. Through featuring experiences from Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malawi and the Philippines, the Guide illustrates how these frameworks translate into practice. As such, the Guide will assist UNFPA Country Offices to better work with National Human Rights Institutions to strengthen accountability on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.