Congratulations to Charles Ngwena and Ebenezer Durojaye, editors of this useful 365-page book available online here! We are delighted to provide an overview and Table of Contents below.
Strengthening the protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the African region through human rights, ed. Charles Ngwena and Ebenezer Durojaye (Pretoria, South Africa: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), 2014) 12 chapters, 365 pages. Entire book online!
Strengthening the protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the African region through human rights uses rights-based frameworks to address some of the serious sexual and reproductive health challenges that the African region is currently facing. More importantly, the book provides insightful human rights approaches on how these challenges can be overcome. The book is the first of its kind. It is an important addition to the resources available to researchers, academics, policymakers, civil society organisations, human rights defenders, learners and other persons interested in the subject of sexual and reproductive health and rights as they apply to the African region. Human rights issues addressed by the book include: access to safe abortion and emergency obstetric care; HIV/AIDS; adolescent sexual health and rights; early marriage; and gender-based sexual violence.
1. Strengthening the protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the African region through human rights: An introduction
by Charles Ngwena and Ebenezer Durojaye (page 1)
PART I: REPRODUCTIVE AUTONOMY, ACCESS TO SAFE ABORTION AND EMERGENCY OBSTETRIC CARE:
Progress in implementing Objective 5 of the Maputo Plan of Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
A key strategy for reducing maternal mortality and disability in sub-Saharan Africa
Assessing the outcomes of a human rights-based approach to medicines
PART III: SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS:
A case study of child rights legislation and early marriage in Nigeria and Ethiopia
by Ayodele Atsenuwa (page 279)
Can human rights law help?