SRHR Meeting point on „Human rights based approaches to Sexual and Reproductive Health“

Medicus Mundi Switzerland invites you to a SRHR Meeting Point on Thursday 29 October from 10am - 12am at Hotel Kreuz (room «Fischer») in Bern.

SRHR Meeting point on „Human rights based approaches to Sexual and Reproductive Health“

MMS is embarking on a sexual and reproductive health and rights survey among its partners. After several consultations with the Swiss TPH we decided to focus on the transversal theme of human rights based approaches to SRH. With the study we aim to generate general knowledge and clarity on the elements of a human rights based approach (HRBA) to SRH of MMS members.

In order to achieve the targets set under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 “Good Health & Wellbeing“ and SDG 5 “Gender equality” the underlying principles will be international human rights standards. By applying a human rights-based approach to NGO work in policy formulation, institutional strengthening and programme design, implementation and evaluation, sexual and reproductive health can be strengthened.

For the meeting point we have the honour to welcome Mrs Nonjabulo Mahlangu from the Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) in Zimbabwe. Mrs Mahlangu has over 10 years of experience in supporting the rights of youths with emphasis on girls and young women to access quality reproductive and maternal health care services through capacity building and mentorship activities.

The aim of the meeting point is:

  • To discuss the importance of human rights approaches for the advancement of sexual and reproductive health
  • To attuned ourselves to the upcoming MMS survey with “human rights based approaches” as our cross-cutting theme to sexual and reproductive health for all


    10:00 - 10:05

    By Carine Weiss (MMS)

    10:05 - 10:25

    Human rights in the SDGs – how did Switzerland advocate for sexual and reproductive rights
    By Susanne Rohner (Sexuelle Gesundheit Schweiz)

    10:45 - 11:15

    How are rights-based approaches implemented and operationalised by CWGH with regards to improving access to quality reproductive and maternal health services?
    By Mrs Nonjabulo (CWGH, Zimbabwe)

    10:25 - 10:45

    Presentation on the draft framework of the MMS HRBA survey to SRH: How are HRBA integrated in the programs of MMS partner organisations?
    By Jana Gerold (Swiss TPH) / Carine Weiss (MMS)

    11:15  - 12:00

    Open discussion on human rights based approaches to SRH programs

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29.10.2015 10-12am

Hotel Kreuz
Zeughausgasse 41
3000 Bern 7