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Specially Prepared for: Members of the International              Health and Nutrition Working Group of           TheSocie...
ChoiceA needs-based approach          OrA rights-based approach?
The Actors• Duty bearers• Right holders• Non-State Actors• Dual Roles• Dual Loyalties
The Duty Bearer must ensure•   Availability•   Accessibility•   Acceptability•   Quality•   Equity (for all)
Right Holders / Non-State Actors       Advocacy
Rights-Based Approach MUSTRespect, Protect and Fulfillhuman rightsandDemonstrate Effectiveness
To Deliver Effective Results,  Health services must         deliver         Quality           At   Countrywide Scale
Presentation Goals1.   Present an overview of Human Rights     Instruments available to help you     improve the effective...
Universal Human Rights        Instruments• http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInte
Innovation in IHN“The process of analyzinga problem and solving itby creating a new or betterprocess, product orservice.” ...
A better approach isA Rights Based  Approach      Why?
Legal Framework and International Declarations• UDHR, 1948•ICESCR, 1966•CEDAW, 1979•The Right to Development, 1986•CRC, 19...
Human Rights Principles•   Universal and inalienable•   Indivisible•   Interdependent and interrelated•   Equal to all hum...
Article 25“Everyone has the right to a standard ofliving adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his fami...
Global Health HR Tools•ICDP Cairo, 1994 and Cairo +5• Beijing Conference on Women, 1995• Millennium Declaration, 2000• Par...
The Right to Food• Article 25• General Comment 12 on the Right to  Adequate Food (1999)“The right to food is realized when...
Assess your ProgramHow to apply RBAs to  your Program or       Project
Other IHN RBA Issues to explore  •   Right to Water  •   Right to Clean Air  •   Right to medicines  •   Women’s Health  •...
ChoiceA needs-based approach          OrA rights-based approach?
RBA Career Make-Over   Volunteers?
Would you share your            comments?                        Thank you!              www.midego.comCopyright ©2013MIDEGO
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Rights-Based Approaches to International Health and Nutrition

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Do we choose a needs based approach to development or a rights based approach? RBAs are already supported by legal frameworks.

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Rights-Based Approaches to International Health and Nutrition

  1. 1. Specially Prepared for: Members of the International Health and Nutrition Working Group of TheSociety for International Development March 27, 2013 Rights-BasedPage Title Approaches to International Health and NutritionElvira Beracochea, MD. MPH.Presidentelvira@midego.com www.midego.com
  2. 2. ChoiceA needs-based approach OrA rights-based approach?
  3. 3. The Actors• Duty bearers• Right holders• Non-State Actors• Dual Roles• Dual Loyalties
  4. 4. The Duty Bearer must ensure• Availability• Accessibility• Acceptability• Quality• Equity (for all)
  5. 5. Right Holders / Non-State Actors Advocacy
  6. 6. Rights-Based Approach MUSTRespect, Protect and Fulfillhuman rightsandDemonstrate Effectiveness
  7. 7. To Deliver Effective Results, Health services must deliver Quality At Countrywide Scale
  8. 8. Presentation Goals1. Present an overview of Human Rights Instruments available to help you improve the effectiveness of your programs2. Discuss ways you can apply rights-based approaches in international health and nutrition3. RBA Career Make- Overs!
  9. 9. Universal Human Rights Instruments• http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInte
  10. 10. Innovation in IHN“The process of analyzinga problem and solving itby creating a new or betterprocess, product orservice.” Dr. Elvira Beracochea www.midego.com
  11. 11. A better approach isA Rights Based Approach Why?
  12. 12. Legal Framework and International Declarations• UDHR, 1948•ICESCR, 1966•CEDAW, 1979•The Right to Development, 1986•CRC, 1989•The Millennium Declaration, 2000•General Comment 14, 2000
  13. 13. Human Rights Principles• Universal and inalienable• Indivisible• Interdependent and interrelated• Equal to all human beings• Meaningful Participation• States are duty bearers
  14. 14. Article 25“Everyone has the right to a standard ofliving adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, includingfood, clothing, housing, and medical careand necessary social services, and theright to security in the event ofunemployment, sickness, disability,widowhood, old age, or other like oflivelihood in circumstances beyond hiscontrol.”
  15. 15. Global Health HR Tools•ICDP Cairo, 1994 and Cairo +5• Beijing Conference on Women, 1995• Millennium Declaration, 2000• Paris Declaration, 2005•Accra Agenda for Action•Rio +20, 2012Beyond the MDGs: Sustainable Goals & Universal Coverage
  16. 16. The Right to Food• Article 25• General Comment 12 on the Right to Adequate Food (1999)“The right to food is realized when every man, woman, child, alone or in community with others, has physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or the means for its procurement.”
  17. 17. Assess your ProgramHow to apply RBAs to your Program or Project
  18. 18. Other IHN RBA Issues to explore • Right to Water • Right to Clean Air • Right to medicines • Women’s Health • Children’s Health • Rights of Drug Users • Rights of persons in prisons • Rights of persons in conflict settings
  19. 19. ChoiceA needs-based approach OrA rights-based approach?
  20. 20. RBA Career Make-Over Volunteers?
  21. 21. Would you share your comments? Thank you! www.midego.comCopyright ©2013MIDEGO

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