Human Rights-Based Approaches to Programming

Country/Countries:

Principal Investigator:
Sofia Gruskin, Associate Professor of Health and Human Rights

Department:
Department of Global Health and Population/Program on International Health and Human Rights

Dates of Research:
July 1, 2006 — December 31, 2007

Description:

This Program is implementing a project that seeks to promote the inclusion of human rights standards and principles in UNFPA’s development agenda at the country level, and influence advocacy and policy as well as programming initiatives, in all phases of the programming process. Its specific objectives are: to improve the capacities of UNFPA staff and partners at regional, Country Office, and field level to adopt a rights based approach to programming; and to make available practical tools for use by Country Offices and their partners in designing and implementing rights based approaches.