Human rights approach is essential to improve the health of women and children

Report of the High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents

Human rights approach is essential to improve the health of women and childrenWorld Health Organisation (WHO) The working group's report stresses that governments do not pay enough attention to the link between health and human rights and should invest much more in the implementation of human rights, in particular to improve the health of women, children and adolescents. If we do not put human rights and the right to health, which are mutually dependent, at the center of our work, we will not reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, warns the high-level commission. As an example, they remind at the current threats to the sexual and reproductive rights of women and adolescence worldwide, including the right of safe abortion, which attack the hard-won advantages. (Photo: The wedding night: "It was such a shock" / DFID / flickr, CC BY 2.0)

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