Women's & Children's Health

Advancing human rights for women’s and children’s health, my research has sought to analyze the evolution of human rights for women’s health, examine the rights of girl child soldiers, develop rights-based approaches to global breastfeeding policy, and study the evolution of child rights in global health governance – under the SDGs, in WHO policy, and through UNICEF. This focus on the intersection of gender and human rights has extended into my work with Women in Global Health, consultations on gender equity in global governance, and research on human rights in policies to address maternal health, vaginal microbicides, female genital schistosomiasis, and the health of older persons.
PublicationsPresentationsPublic Engagement
UNC Health & Human Rights Lecture
Public Engagement
Nov 2021
The Impact of COVID-19 on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Tlaleng Mofokeng)
Health & Human Rights Journal
Publications
Jun 2021
Dissident Blood: Using Critical Feminist Study to Advance the Health and Human Rights of Menstruators (Book Review)
Maternal Health Innovations Program
Presentations
Apr 2021
Rights-Based Approaches to Maternity Care
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Presentations
Oct 2020
Multisector human rights collaboration in the global fight to end obstetric violence
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Publications
Sep 2019
Assessing National Public Health Law to Prevent Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Immunization Law as a Basis for Global Health Security
Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters
Publications
Sep 2019
Ending the Abuse: The Human Rights Implications of Obstetric Violence and the Promise of Rights-Based Policy to Realize Respectful Maternity Care
BMC Infectious Diseases
Publications
Mar 2019
Sexual Health and Human Rights: Protecting Rights to Promote Health
Human Rights in Global Health Rights-based Governance for a Globalizing World
Publications
Sep 2018
The United Nations Children’s Fund: Implementing Human Rights for Child Health
Women in Global Health
Public Engagement
Jul 2018
Engaging Men in the Gender Equality discussion: a conversation with Dr. Benjamin Mason Meier
Center for Reproductive Rights, New York, New York
Presentations
Feb 2017
Public Health Boot Camp
Vaccine
Publications
Jun 2016
Coordinated Regulatory Efforts Needed to Strengthen Travel Related Immunization Requirements Against Importation of Infectious Diseases
Health & Human Rights
Publications
Sep 2015
Opportunities for Realizing the Child’s Right to Health Under the SDGs
Breastfeeding and Public Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Presentations
Apr 2012
Realizing a Human Right to Breastfeeding through Global Health Policy
United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
Public Engagement
Jan 2012
Submission on the Content of a Future General Comment on the Right of the Child to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Health
Health & Human Rights: An International Journal
Publications
Apr 2011
The Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health: Establishing International Processes for State Reporting to an Independent Monitoring Body
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
Presentations
Nov 2010
Global Justice Through a Human Right to Breastfeeding
Case Western Reserve Law Review
Publications
Sep 2010
From the Bottle to the Grave: Realizing a Human Right to Breastfeeding through Global Health Policy
Case Western Reserve Law Review
Publications
Apr 2010
From the Bottle to the Grave: Realizing a Human Right to Breastfeeding through Global Health Policy
UNC Bioethics Interest Group, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Presentations
Mar 2010
Human Rights, Health Capability, and Global Breastfeeding Policy
Women's Global Health and Human Rights
Publications
Sep 2009
Going Negative: How Reproductive Rights Discourse Has Been Altered from a Positive to a Negative Rights Framework in Support of ‘Women’s Rights’
Australian Journal of Human Rights
Publications
Apr 2008
A ‘Vector of Rights’ Approach to Public Health: Towards an Intersectional Human Rights Framework for Considering the Prevention and Treatment of Harms to Girl Child Soldiers
Canadian Law & Society Association Conference, Saskatoon, Canada
Presentations
Jun 2007
The Girl as Soldier and Slave: Bridging Public Health and Human Rights in Violence Prevention