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Covid-19: To leave the crisis behind, rights must come first

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), Alianza Sierra Madre, A.C., Amazon Frontlines, Abogados y Abogadas del Noroeste Argentino en Derechos Humanos y Estudios Sociales (ANDHES), Asociación Scalabriniana al Servicio de la Movilidad Humana (ASCALA), Asylum Access, Asylum Access México, Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud (CEGSS), Centro para una Justicia Igualitaria y Popular (CEJIP), CIVITIC (Red Universitaria de Estudios Urbanos de Ecuador), Comité de Familiares de Migrantes Fallecidos y Desaparecidos de El Salvador (COFAMIDE), Coordinadora por los Derechos de la Infancia y la Adolescencia (CDIA), CoopeSoLiDar R.L. (SOLIDAR), Corporación Justicia y Libertad (CJL), Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Escuela para Defensoras en Derechos Humanos y Ambientales Benita Galeana A. C., ONG FIMA, FLACSO Ecuador (Departamento de Estudios Políticos), Fundación CONSTRUIR, Fundación MARKANI, Fundación Para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho, Fundeps, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador (GMIES), Hackeando al Machismo, Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa (IDDD), Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir A.C. (ILSB), Instituto Latinoamericano para una Sociedad y un Derecho Alternativos (ILSA), JUSTICE FOR ALL, Laboratorio de Diseño para la Justicia / The Access to Justice Design Lab (A2J Design Lab), TECHO, Themis – Gênero, Justiça, Direitos Humanos,

In the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the signatory organizations to this statement, members of the Global Legal Empowerment Network in Latin America, call on our states, the private sector, local governments, international organizations, and other relevant authorities to guarantee the rights of vulnerable populations and to prevent this situation from deepening the already…

Covid-19: Para dejar la crisis atrás, los derechos deben ir adelante

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), Alianza Sierra Madre, A.C., Amazon Frontlines, Abogados y Abogadas del Noroeste Argentino en Derechos Humanos y Estudios Sociales (ANDHES), Asociación Scalabriniana al Servicio de la Movilidad Humana (ASCALA), Asylum Access, Asylum Access México, Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud (CEGSS), Centro para una Justicia Igualitaria y Popular (CEJIP), CIVITIC (Red Universitaria de Estudios Urbanos de Ecuador), Comité de Familiares de Migrantes Fallecidos y Desaparecidos de El Salvador (COFAMIDE), Coordinadora por los Derechos de la Infancia y la Adolescencia (CDIA), CoopeSoLiDar R.L. (SOLIDAR), Corporación Justicia y Libertad (CJL), Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Escuela para Defensoras en Derechos Humanos y Ambientales Benita Galeana A. C., ONG FIMA, FLACSO Ecuador (Departamento de Estudios Políticos), Fundación CONSTRUIR, Fundación MARKANI, Fundación Para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho, Fundeps, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador (GMIES), Hackeando al Machismo, Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa (IDDD), Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir A.C. (ILSB), Instituto Latinoamericano para una Sociedad y un Derecho Alternativos (ILSA), JUSTICE FOR ALL, Laboratorio de Diseño para la Justicia / The Access to Justice Design Lab (A2J Design Lab), TECHO, Themis – Gênero, Justiça, Direitos Humanos,

Las organizaciones firmantes en este pronunciamiento, miembros de la Red Global de Empoderamiento Jurídico en Latinoamérica, solicitamos a nuestros Estados, al sector privado, gobiernos locales, organismos internacionales, y demás autoridades competentes que ante la pandemia global del COVID-19, garanticen los derechos de los grupos especialmente vulnerables y eviten que esta situación profundice las desigualdades existentes…

Make the Road: Developing a Membership Model that Builds the Power of Immigrant and Working Class Communities

+Acumen, Open Society Justice Initiative,

Make the Road is the largest nonunion immigrant membership organization in New York, in the United States. This case study explores Make the Road’s experiments with innovative financing. To support this work, the team at Make the Road has developed a robust and diversified funding model. In 2019, the vast majority of the organization’s overall…

Justice Policy Series, Part 1: Access to Justice

Open Government Partnership, Joseph Foti, Jessica Hickle, Maha Jweied,

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) provides an opportunity for government and civil society reformers to make government more transparent, participatory, and accountable. Working together, government and civil society co-create two-year action plans with concrete commitments across a broad range of issues that are then monitored by OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM). Until recently, access to…

Female Genital Mutilation: Fact Sheet

iProbono,

iProbono is producing a series of fact sheets to provide basic information and clarify the law on some of the most serious concerns regarding violence against women and girls. The first fact sheet in the series is about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). While our fact sheets aim to provide a global perspective, the focus of…

Advancing the right to health: The vital role of law

World Health Organization, IDLO, Sydney University, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University,

This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives. By encouraging a better understanding of how public health law can be used to improve the health of the population,…

The Network of Community Defenders for the Right to Health in Guatemala

CEGSS-Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud,

In Guatemala, almost half of the total population is indigenous and the majority live in rural areas. Despite progressive laws that recognize the right to health, rural populations face major barriers and discrimination to access healthcare services. Because of this situation, rural communities have organized themselves as “community defenders for the right to health.” This…

Policy brief on the right to information in the health sector

Namati Moçambique,

This policy brief presents a series of recommendations that were developed in an effort to assist the Mozambique Ministry of Health and clinical partners in improving access to information for patients/family members regarding their health and their rights as health system users.  It includes data and stories drawn from real cases, concrete examples of the type of information that should be…

Pathways to accountability in rural Guatemala: A qualitative comparative analysis of citizen-led initiatives for the right to health of indigenous populations

Alison Hernández, Ana Lorena Ruano, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Isabel Goicolea, Miguel San Sebastián, Walter Flores,

Strengthening citizen-led accountability initiatives is a critical rights-based strategy for improving health services for indigenous and other marginalized populations. As these initiatives have gained prominence in health and other sectors, there is great interest in how they operate and what makes them effective. Scholarly focus is shifting from measuring the efficacy of their tools and…

Recommendations for addressing bribery in the health sector

Posted by Namati Mozambique in Health

Namati Mozambique has produced an essential guide for patients and specialist on how to avoid bribery in the Mozambican health sector. The guide contains a series of recommendations for both policy and practice focused on the identification, prevention and combat of bribery in the health sector in Mozambique. It is a practical tool that can be used by patients,…

In Portuguese: Defending the Right to Health in Mozambique

Posted by Verdade in Health

The Mozambican newspaper Verdade has published a profile of Namati’s work, explaining how we use health advocates to defend patients’ rights to healthcare. The article is available at this link in Portuguese.

Talking Health Rights

Posted by Paul McCann in Health

Cacilda Fumo is one of Namati’s health advocates – a compassionate champion of patient rights. At the 1st of May Health Center in Maputo, Mozambique, where HIV and TB patients seek treatment from an over-stretched public health service, she is a regular presence – explaining to people not only how they can stay healthy, but what they can expect…