SRHR in humanitarian crises

SRHR in humanitarian crises

Each year, the number of people affected by humanitarian emergencies continues to increase. Addressing the sexual and reproductive health needs of people affected by such emergencies is a global issue of critical importance. The respect, protection and fulfilment of sexual and reproductive rights of those affected by humanitarian crisis requires evidence and human rights-based action that informs policies, standards, programme design, implementation and practice.

In 2008, (Sexual and) Reproductive Health Matters ((S)RHM) dedicated a journal issue to the theme of conflict and crises – a well-timed issue that shed light on the devastating implications of conflict and crises on women and girls, highlighted ongoing response efforts and identified the unmet SRHR needs of populations in these fragile settings. 10 years later, the 2018 issue titled ‘Humanitarian Crisis: advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights’ drew attention to advances made, shared best practices and discussed challenges in service implementation in crises and protracted humanitarian settings.

SRHM is committed to publishing research and evidence, policy analysis, briefs and commentaries with the vision and mission of contributing to the advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights of people affected by humanitarian crisis.

SRHM’s activities in this area are divided into KNOWLEDGEINFLUENCE and CAPACITY-BUILDING


KNOWLEDGE

SRHM papers

SRHM journal issue: Humanitarian crises: Advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights

Parmar PK, Jin RO, Walsh M, et al. Mortality in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh: historical, social, and political context – 27(2):2019
Murphy M, Bingenheimer JB, Ovince J, et al. The effects of conflict and displacement on violence against adolescent girls in South Sudan: the case of adolescent girls in the Protection of Civilian sites in Juba – 27(1):2019
Morris CN ,Lopes K,Gallagher MC, et al.When political solutions for acute conflict in Yemen seem distant, demand for reproductive health services is immediate: a programme model for resilient family planning and post-abortion care services– 27(2):2019
Molina RL, Ardalan S & Scott J. Impact of a US asylum decision on sexual and reproductive health and rights: a call to action for health and legal professionals – 27(1):2019

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Please see our current call for papers on Universal Health Coverage: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Focus.  This themed issue will include a combination of invited papers and those received from an open call for papers.

Read the full call for papers


Influence

Dialogue and advocacy

Panel discussion: CONDUCTING SRHR RESEARCH IN HUMANITARIAN CRISES: CHALLENGES, STRATEGIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
On Friday November 10, 2017, (Sexual and) Reproductive Health Matters hosted a panel entitled “Conducting SRHR Research in Humanitarian Crises: Challenges, Strategies and Opportunities,” at the annual meeting of the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Settings, held in Athens, Greece.

Panel discussion: SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS IN HUMANITARIAN SETTINGS
A panel discussion was held during the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women in March 2017. Hosted by (S)RHM, International Rescue Committee, World Health Organization, Women’s Refugee Commission, Columbia University, and Ipas.

Panel discussion: SRHR IN CRISIS: PROTECTING WOMEN AND GIRLS MIGRATING TO EUROPE
A panel discussion, which was held at EuroNGOs’ conference in Paris in 2016, included experts
from the Women’s Refugee Commission, Women’s Links Worldwide and a powerful personal testimony from a refugee woman who worked with refugees at Médecins du Monde.

Partnerships

Membership of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises

Blogs

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: ADVANCING SRHR IN HUMANITARIAN CRISES. A collection of SRHM papers
FAMILY PLANNING IN HUMANITARIAN CRISES: ESSENTIAL, WANTED, NEEDED AND POSSIBLE. Interviews with members of IAWG at the International Family Planning Conference in Kigali
STRONG COORDINATION AND PARTNERSHIPS ARE KEY TO BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE FOR SRH IN HUMANITARIAN SETTINGS by Sarah Knaster, Senior Advisor, IAWG, on behalf of the Data and Research Sub-Working Group

 


Capacity building

SRHM provides mentoring to researchers, advocates, policy makers, service providers and other SRHR professionals, especially those from the global South, to bring their analysis and writing to peer-reviewed publication standard in service of improving dissemination of quality research and analysis on SRHR, with a strong focus on rights perspectives and with particular attention to the needs and rights of most marginalized people. SRHM encourages researchers to continue submitting articles on SRHR in humanitarian contexts.

For further information please reach out to us at editorial@srhm.org

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