WHO WE ARE
Intensive Course in Health & Human RightsThe FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, in conjunction with the Department of Executive and Continuing Professional Education, is hosting a four-day intensive course at the Harvard School of Public Health on June 10-13, 2013. The course is designed to equip mid-career professionals with the skills to integrate the concepts of health and human rights into their professional activities. Please visit the ECPE website for further information and to register.
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The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights advances the rights and wellbeing of children, adolescents, youth, and their families living in the most extreme circumstances worldwide. We conduct innovative field research that takes a rights-based approach in order to understand the constraints and obstacles faced by these marginalized populations and to discern possibilities for release and empowerment. We deploy a range of methods derived from public health and law, social science and humanities. We work with local partners and with the children, adolescents, youth and families in the design and piloting of positive interventions. We strive to find sustainable solutions that can be scaled up. We translate our findings into policy recommendations and practice at all relevant levels of government and civil society.
Power of Numbers Working Papers Now Available
The FXB Center’s Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children, in collaboration with The New School, is co-organizing a notable project in regard to human rights and the Post-2015 agenda called The Power of Numbers: A Critical Review of MDG Targets for Human Development and Human Rights. The project refocuses the debate on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), by investigating the impact of the MDGs on policy, and exploring if and how the MDGs have shifted the policy priorities of national governments, bilateral donors, multilateral agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders. Based on the premise that in the Post-2015 goal setting process it is important to more carefully consider the selection of indicators and to employ more rigorous criteria than was used in the development of the MDGs, a goal-by-goal analysis was conducted by leading specialists in relevant fields of the choices made, the empirical and normative effects, and the range of options possible for a future development agenda. The analyses of each goal are now available online in the form of working papers. The final papers will be published together next year in a special issue of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities.
FXB Center Hosts Landmark Conference on Roma Rights
The FXB Center marked International Roma Day, April 8, 2013, with the first Harvard conference on “Realizing Roma Rights: Addressing Violence, Segregation and Discrimination in Europe.” The event brought together leading U.S. and European activists, policymakers, and scholars to discuss the challenges Roma communities face in a climate of escalating extremism, strategies for increasing Roma access to equal and quality education, and the promotion of Roma youth agency.
Boston Globe Interviews Satchit Balsari, FXB Fellow, on Kumbh Mela (04/24/13)
FXB Unveils Human Trafficking Program (04/17/13)
HSPH Forum Hosts Discussion on the Cost of Inaction; Featured in Harvard Gazette (04/16/13)
Lynne Jones, FXB Fellow, Published in The Lancet (04/11/13)
"Realizing Roma Rights" Conference Brings Together Leading Policymakers, Activists, and Scholars (04/08/13)
Jacqueline Bhabha Interviewed by Times of India on Gender Violence (02/24/13)
FXB Sends Public Health Team to Biggest Gathering on Earth (02/01/13)
Alicia Yamin Contributes to Leading Human Rights Report by Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (01/17/13)
FXB Issues Groundbreaking Report on Children in Haiti (12/21/12)
World Bank Officials Attend COI Event at Bank Headquarters (12/19/12)
Albina du Boisrouvray Advocates for COI in The Huffington Post (11/12/12)
The Cost of Inaction in HSPH News (11/01/12)
HSPH Communications: Researchers to Examine the Impact of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (10/19/12)
CNN Interviews Siddharth Kara on Bonded Labor (10/17/12)
Harvard Magazine Profiles HSPH Associate Professor Theresa Betancourt (10/15/12)