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Gender, rights and health

This working theme promotes the to the right to health as an outcome, with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women.

Furthering SRHR internationally

Health is a human right. Still, millions of women remain unable to claim even the most basic of health rights in general – and sexual and reproductive health and rights in particular. And whereas the commitment to promoting SRHR has been part of the international development agenda since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, the concept of rights has gone missing from the agenda.

KIT Gender works with health policy makers, managers, service providers and researchers to apply gender and rights analysis to health policy, services, and research agendas and practices.

We also undertake research with the dual objective of amplifying citizen’s voices, as well as advocating for the accountability and responsiveness of health institutions  to rights holders.