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  1. Brazil has the third largest prison population in the world. In 2016, the female prison population totaled 42,000, an increase of 656% over the population recorded in the early 2000s. The objective of this stu...

    Authors: Priscila França de Araújo, Ligia Regina Franco Sansigolo Kerr, Carl Kendall, George W. Rutherford, David W. Seal, Roberto da Justa Pires Neto, Patrícia Neyva da Costa Pinheiro, Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão, Larissa Fortunato Araújo, Francisco Marto Leal Pinheiro and Ana Zaira da Silva

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:28

    Content type: Research article

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  2. An evaluation was conducted of a three-year intervention focused on violence against women and girls (VAWG) and implemented in the conflict-affected north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a coun...

    Authors: Elisabet Le Roux, Julienne Corboz, Nigel Scott, Maggie Sandilands, Uwezo Baghuma Lele, Elena Bezzolato and Rachel Jewkes

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:27

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was ratified in 2004 in Slovakia and in 2005 in Finland. The aim of this study was to compare the implementation of the FCTC in the national laws and policies...

    Authors: Barbara Pavlikova and Jitse P. van Dijk

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:26

    Content type: Research article

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  4. When it comes to gender-based violence (GBV), migrant women and girls represent the most vulnerable group. GBV can happen at any stage of migrants’ flight and/or during the asylum process. It has severe conseq...

    Authors: Mirjam D. Rodella Sapia, Tenzin Wangmo, Stéphanie Dagron and Bernice S. Elger

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Sexual function is one of the main aspects of life. Pregnancy affects sexual function. The aim of this study was to determine the sexual dysfunction in young pregnant women and its correlation with intimate pa...

    Authors: Ellahe Bahrami_Vazir, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Mahin Kamalifard, Fatemeh Ghelichkhani, Azam Mohammadi and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:24

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Disrespectful and abusive treatment of women by health care providers during the process of childbirth at health facility is an international problem. There is a lack of data on disrespect and abuse of women d...

    Authors: Zemenu Yohannes Kassa, Berhan Tsegaye and Abebaw Abeje

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:23

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Notwithstanding COVID-19, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be the leading cause of death in every region in the world by 2030. This contribution, which forms an introduction to our collection of articles ...

    Authors: Brigit Toebes, Marlies Hesselman, Jochen O. Mierau and Jitse P. van Dijk

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:22

    Content type: Editorial

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  8. Cervical cancer claims 311,000 lives annually, and 90% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Cervical cancer is a highly preventable and treatable disease, if detected through screening at...

    Authors: Katrina Perehudoff, Heleen Vermandere, Alex Williams, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, Elien De Paepe, Sonia Dias, Ana Gama, Ines Keygnaert, Adhemar Longatto-Filho, Jose Ortiz, Elizaveta Padalko, Rui Manuel Reis, Nathalie Vanderheijden, Bernardo Vega, Bo Verberckmoes and Olivier Degomme

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:21

    Content type: Debate

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  9. Birth registration establishes the existence of a child under law and provides the foundation for ensuring many of his/her rights. Despite its significance, a continuous, effective and comprehensive birth regi...

    Authors: Shishay Tadesse Abay and Ataklti Gebreyesus Gebre-egziabher

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:20

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has been recognized as a gross violation of human rights of girls and women. This is well established in numerous international legal instruments. It forms part of the...

    Authors: Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Justice Kanor Tetteh, Ebenezer Kwesi Armah-Ansah, Kofi Aduo-Adjei and Aisha Sena-Iddrisu

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:19

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The magnitude of the noncommunicable epidemic is difficult to overstate. The projected cost of the epidemic is substantial. It disproportionately affects people in low- and middle-income countries as well as p...

    Authors: Preslava Stoeva

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:18

    Content type: Debate

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  12. The determinants of sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV) and early marriage are embedded across different levels of the social ecological system, including at the individual, family, community, and policy ...

    Authors: Jewel Gausman, Areej Othman, Abeer Dababneh, Maysoon Dabobe, Iqbal Hamad, Insaf Daas and Ana Langer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:16

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Illicit financial flows (IFFs) drain domestic resources with harmful social effects, especially in countries which are too poor to mobilise the revenues required to finance the provision of essential public go...

    Authors: Bienvenido Ortega, Jesús Sanjuán and Antonio Casquero

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:15

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Human rights language has become a common method of internationally denouncing violent, discriminatory or otherwise harmful practices, notably by framing them as reprehensible violations of those fundamental r...

    Authors: Melisa Demir, Bilkis Vissandjée, Danielle Jacobson and Gillian Einstein

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:14

    Content type: Debate

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  15. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a human-rights violation with adverse long-term and inter-generational consequences. Redefining VAWG as legally unacceptable is one strategy for social change. The co...

    Authors: Kathryn M. Yount, Patricia C. Lewis, Cari Jo Clark, Lori Heise, Ruchira T. Naved and Lauren Maxwell

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:13

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Building on a broader sociological discourse around policing approaches towards vulnerable populations, increasing public health and human rights evidence points to policing practices as a key health determina...

    Authors: Katherine H. A. Footer, Bradley E. Silberzahn, Sahnah Lim, Steven Huettner, Victor A. Kumar, Derek Loeffler, Sarah M. Peitzmeier and Susan G. Sherman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:12

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  17. Definitions of child sexual exploitation vary. Sexual exploitation violates children’s rights and exposes them to mental and physical harm. There exist differences in views of behaviour that is considered expl...

    Authors: N. Kyegombe, R. Meiksin, S. Namakula, J. Mulindwa, R. Muhumuza, J. Wamoyi, L. Heise and A. M. Buller

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:11

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Recent years have seen contentious debate about efforts to schedule medicines such as ketamine and tramadol under the international drug control conventions. Proponents argue that misuse poses a significant ri...

    Authors: Diederik Lohman and Damon Barrett

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:10

    Content type: Debate

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  19. Mozambique has high maternal mortality which is compounded by limited human resources for health, weak access to health services, and poor development indicators. In 2011, the Mozambique Ministry of Health (Mo...

    Authors: Karen Hobday, Anthony B. Zwi, Caroline Homer, Renae Kirkham, Jennifer Hulme, Páscoa Zualo Wate and Ndola Prata

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:9

    Content type: Research article

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  20. All around the world, the paralegal program prepares members of marginalized communities to face the legal system. Having a common background with their clients and being capable of conducting flexible work, p...

    Authors: Albert Wirya, Ajeng Larasati, Sofia Gruskin and Laura Ferguson

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:8

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Almost one in three married Indian women have ever experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence from husbands in their lifetime. We aimed to investigate the preliminary effects of community mobilisation...

    Authors: Nirmala Nair, Nayreen Daruwalla, David Osrin, Suchitra Rath, Sumitra Gagrai, Rebati Sahu, Hemanta Pradhan, Megha De, Gauri Ambavkar, Nibha Das, G. Pramila Dungdung, Damini Mohan, Bahadur Munda, Vijay Singh, Prasanta Tripathy and Audrey Prost

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:6

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The number of women living with the human immunodeficiency virus (WLHIV) in Muslim-majority countries has increased significantly in the last decade. These women are often marginalized and face insecure sexual...

    Authors: Dyah Juliastuti, Judith Dean and Lisa Fitzgerald

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:5

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Various countries in the world have achieved promising progress in promoting, protecting and guaranteeing sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHRs) since the 1994 International Conference on Population and...

    Authors: Tariku Tadesse, Mesay Hailu Dangisso and Teshome Abuka Abebo

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:4

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a cultural practice associated with health consequences, women rights and deprivation of dignity. Despite FGM/C-related health consequences, circumcised women may e...

    Authors: Samuel Kimani, Caroline W. Kabiru, Jacinta Muteshi and Jaldesa Guyo

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:3

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a widespread problem affecting all cultures and socioeconomic groups. This study explored the trends in prevalence and risk factors associated with IPV among Zimbabwean women...

    Authors: Jeanette Iman’ishimwe Mukamana, Pamela Machakanja and Nicholas Kofi Adjei

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:2

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Vietnam is shifting toward integrating HIV services into the public health system using social health insurance (SHI), and the HIV service delivery system is becoming decentralized. The study aim was to invest...

    Authors: Shoko Matsumoto, Hoai Dung Thi Nguyen, Dung Thi Nguyen, Giang Van Tran, Junko Tanuma, Daisuke Mizushima, Kinh Van Nguyen and Shinichi Oka

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2020 20:1

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The issue of child marriage is a form of human rights violation among young women mainly in resource-constrained countries. Over the past decades, child marriage has gained attention as a threat to women’s hea...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Emmanuel Kolawole Odusina and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:33

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The ongoing Syrian civil war has led to massive population displacements, leading to the reorganization of the asylum policies of several countries. Accordingly, like other European countries, the Swiss govern...

    Authors: Nahema El Ghaziri, Jérémie Blaser, Joëlle Darwiche, Joan-Carles Suris, Javier Sanchis Zozaya, Régis Marion-Veyron, Dario Spini and Patrick Bodenmann

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:32

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. Although the extent of legal inequities experienced by sexual and gender minorities (SGM) has declined during recent decades, this population still enjoys fewer legal protections and benefits than the non-gend...

    Authors: Monica Malta, Reynaldo Cardoso, Luiz Montenegro, Jaqueline Gomes de Jesus, Michele Seixas, Bruna Benevides, Maria das Dores Silva, Sara LeGrand and Kathryn Whetten

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:31

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Research into the mistreatment of women during childbirth has increased over recent years. Overt violence is an important focus of research, but recently there has been increasing recognition that there are ot...

    Authors: Maura Lappeman and Leslie Swartz

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:30

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Violence against women has particular importance for women’s health and wellbeing in the Arab world, where women face persistent barriers to social, political and economic equality. This review aims to summari...

    Authors: Tatiana Elghossain, Sarah Bott, Chaza Akik and Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:29

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The aim of this study is threefold: (i) to establish the psychometric properties and gender invariance of ENRICHD Social Support Inventory (ESSI), which was used for the first time in the present study in the ...

    Authors: Maria Gottvall, Marjan Vaez and Fredrik Saboonchi

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:28

    Content type: Research article

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  33. In the context of global health, the work of nurses is of key importance, given their role as diplomats in global health and as fundamental forces in the construction of global partnerships. This study seeks t...

    Authors: Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura, Isabel Amelia Costa Mendes, Simone de Godoy, Laís Fumincelli, Mirella Castellano Souza and Valtuir Duarte Souza Junior

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:27

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a traditional harmful practice that has been prevalent in Egypt for many years. The medicalization of FGM/C has been increasing significantly in Egypt making it the...

    Authors: Omaima El-Gibaly, Mirette Aziz and Salma Abou Hussein

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:26

    Content type: Research article

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  35. While the determinants and impacts of child marriage among girls have been well documented, little research exists on the practice among boys. This paper explores the sociodemographic profile of men who marrie...

    Authors: Christina Misunas, Colleen Murray Gastón and Claudia Cappa

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:25

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  36. Scholars have long been sceptical about the effectiveness of human rights treaties in changing the behaviour of states parties and prior empirical research has often justified that scepticism. However, only a ...

    Authors: Gary W. Reinbold

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:24

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  37. Refugees have significant unmet health needs. Delivering services to refugees continues to be problematic in the Australian healthcare system. A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the literature explo...

    Authors: Michael Au, Athire Debbie Anandakumar, Robyn Preston, Robin A. Ray and Meg Davis

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:22

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  38. Sexual violence is a global health problem. After ratifying the Convention of Istanbul in 2016, this Belgian study was set up to map the perspective of victims of rape on the current sexual violence care provi...

    Authors: Laura Peeters, Anke Vandenberghe, Bavo Hendriks, Christine Gilles, Kristien Roelens and Ines Keygnaert

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:21

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  39. Children separated from their caregivers in humanitarian emergencies are vulnerable to multiple risks. However, no field-tested methods exist to capture ongoing changes in the frequency and nature of separatio...

    Authors: Matthew MacFarlane, Beth L. Rubenstein, Terry Saw, Daniel Mekonnen, Craig Spencer and Lindsay Stark

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:19

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  40. Treatment and special protection of the rights of incarcerated young people in prisons are mandated under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), as well as under United Nations (UN) human rights instruments.

    Authors: Marie-Claire Van Hout and Rosemary Mhlanga-Gunda

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:17

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  41. Armed conflict erupted in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and still continues. This conflict has resulted in an intensification of poverty, displacement and migration, and has weakened the local health system. Ukraine...

    Authors: Marissa Becker, Olga Balakireva, Daria Pavlova, Shajy Isac, Eve Cheuk, Elizabeth Roberts, Evelyn Forget, Huiting Ma, Lisa Lazarus, Paul Sandstrom, James Blanchard, Sharmistha Mishra, Rob Lorway and Michael Pickles

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:16

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. Refugees are one of the most vulnerable groups in our society. They are at risk of poor physical and mental health outcomes, much of this attributed to traumatic events prior to migration and the additional ri...

    Authors: Alison Dowling, Joanne Enticott, Marina Kunin and Grant Russell

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. In 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drawn up. The content of this document was further reflected two treaties, the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Covenant on Economic, Social...

    Authors: Priscila Neves-Silva, Giselle Isabele Martins and Léo Heller

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:14

    Content type: Research article

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  44. In Cote D’Ivoire, there has been limited coverage of evidence-based sexual health services specifically supporting men who have sex with men (MSM). To date, there has been limited study of the determinants of ...

    Authors: Mark B. Ulanja, Carrie Lyons, Sosthenes Ketende, Shauna Stahlman, Daouda Diouf, Abo Kouamé, Rebecca Ezouatchi, Amara Bamba, Fatou Drame, Ben Liestman and Stefan Baral

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:11

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  45. There have been several barriers in effectively engaging men who have sex with men for STI/HIV prevention and treatment programming in Nigeria including social stigma, policies, and laws criminalizing same-sex...

    Authors: Susanne Strömdahl, Abimbola Onigbanjo Williams, Bede Eziefule, Godwin Emmanuel, Stella Iwuagwu, Oliver Anene, Ifeanyi Orazulike, Chris Beyrer and Stefan Baral

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:7

    Content type: Research article

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