Gender Justice, Criminal Law, and Curricular Reforms Conference

Media coverage: Harvard to Launch Gender Justice Bid, Times of India Read Jacqueline Bhabha’s interview with the Harvard Gazette on the death penalty sentences for the four men in the Delhi gang rape case. (July 12-13, 2013) – The Harvard Gender Violence Project, in conjunction with Viswanathan & Co., Advocates, hosted the Gender Justice, Criminal Law, and Curricular Reforms Conference in Delhi, a groundbreaking convening of key stakeholders to examine…

2013 Global School on Socioeconomic Rights

Alicia Ely Yamin

“Be engaged, ask questions, and come with high expectations.” – Course Participant Media Coverage: Harvard Gazette; HSPH News The FXB Center’s Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children (HRWC) hosted the second annual course on health rights litigation from September 16 – 20, 2013, as part of the Global School on Socioeconomic Rights. This one-week intensive course offers participants an opportunity to develop specialist-level knowledge in relation to…

Harvard University Press Assumes Publication of Health and Human Rights Journal

 FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University Press Partner on Health and Human Rights: An International Journal Cambridge, Mass. (June 18, 2013)— Harvard University Press (HUP) will assume publication of the influential journal Health and Human Rights beginning with Issue 15.1, now online. Announcing the change today, HUP director William P. Sisler and Jennifer Leaning, who as director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard…

Child and Adolescent Rights Conference in Delhi

Media coverage from the conference: Business Standard; Zeenews.com; One World South Asia; Samachar.com; The Free Press Journal; Bernama FXB Center and Public Health Foundation of India Host Major Conference on Child and Adolescent Rights in India (July 25, 2013) — In the last 20 years, India has made impressive strides toward improving legal, policy, and administrative frameworks aimed at protecting and promoting child and adolescent rights. Significant challenges remain, however,…

PLOS ONE Publishes Data from HRWC Impacts Study

PLOS ONE, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal from the Public Library of Science, has published Costs of Inaction on Maternal Mortality: Qualitative Evidence of the Impacts of Maternal Deaths on Living Children in Tanzania, the first set of data from the Impacts of Maternal Deaths on Living Children Study, conducted by the FXB Center’s Health Rights of Women and Children (HRWC) program. The paper authors are Alicia Ely Yamin, HRWC Program…

FXB Center Overview

The François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights is the first academic center to focus exclusively on the practical dynamic between the issues of health and human rights. Founded in 1993 through a gift from the Association François-Xavier Bagnoud, the FXB Center is a world leader in building a conceptual basis of the right to health and driving advocacy initiatives to incorporate human rights norms into international health…

Human Trafficking

Program Goals The FXB Center launched its Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Program in 2012 with the conviction that more effective and sustainable anti-trafficking strategies are critical to address the scourge of human trafficking worldwide. Under the leadership of Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research, the program aims to provide the anti-trafficking community with cutting-edge research, advocacy, and training for the next generation of leaders in the field. Research and…

Empowering Roma Youth

The FXB Center is leading the Reclaiming Adolescence: Roma Transitions to Adulthood initiative, a three-year participatory action research project with Roma and non-Roma youths aged 15 to 25 in Serbia, Romania and Italy. The aim is to address the profound marginalization of the Roma community in Europe by developing and empowering the next generation of Roma youth leaders. This will contribute to an improved understanding of the policies, programs and…

Social Justice and Health1

Program Goals The Social Justice and the Right to Health program, founded and directed by Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH, is informed by the view that the lack of global progress on women’s and children’s health is not principally due to technical obstacles, but rather to entrenched societal barriers and lack of political will at both the national and international levels. Solutions that ignore root causes and underlying inequalities and…

Gender and Adolescent Agency

Over the past two years the François Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University has been researching the factors impinging on educational access for marginalized, Indian adolescent girls, as part of a more general inquiry into agency and empowerment. The goal of the projects is to probe the enduring challenge of female educational disadvantage in India in order to generate an evidence base for enhancing the access of disadvantaged girls to education and to the social, economic and psychological benefits that this education is known to bestow.

Jacqueline Bhabha, Alicia Ely Yamin Participate in Harvard Chan Forum on Girls’ Health and Education

June 13, 2013 – Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research, and Alicia Ely Yamin, Program Director for the FXB Center’s Health Rights of Women and Children (HRWC) Program, were expert participants in the Harvard School of Public Health’s Forum event on “Girls’ Health and Education: Igniting Change Worldwide.” The event was held in the Forum’s studios in partnership with Vulcan Productions, a founding partner for the 10X10 campaign focused on the new Girl Rising film that follows nine girls…