Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: Criminalisation, health impacts and game changers

  Why is homosexuality (encompassing lesbian, gay, bi, trans*/LGBT) more politicized and criminalized in Africa than elsewhere? Can similar politicization of abortion be prevented? And what are the health impacts? This project analyses LGBT and abortion politics in ten African countries: Sudan, Tunisia, Senegal, Malawi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia and South Africa. Development actors […]

Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America

Abstract: The project analyses the strategic use of rights and law in battles over abortion rights in Latin America – and the various effects of this lawfare between opposing groups. Background and purpose: The growing scholarship on the interaction between judicial institutions and human rights in Latin America has mainly focused on socially progressive, rights-expanding forms of […]

Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health Service Delivery

Abstract: The research project a Rights-Based Approach to Health Service Delivery (RBA – health delivery) aims to develop a participatory methodology for operationalizing a rights-based approach to health service delivery. Background and purpose: This research project is a joint effort by CMI, The World Bank and Harvard University to develop a participatory methodology for operationalizing a rights-based […]

Litigating the Right to Health

Abstract: The project investigates whether litigation can make health policies and -systems in poor countries more equitable by forcing policy-makers and administrators to take seriously their human rights obligations. Cases regarding the right to health care are increasingly brought before the courts. In a number of low- and middle-income countries – first in Latin America, […]