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The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, in cooperation with the Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH), the World Health Organization (WHO) and HRP (the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction), have developed a documentary video series entitled "Right to a Better World", which explores how human rights-based tactics can be used to achieve sexual and reproductive health rights for all – and drive meaningful progress towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This video series aims at showing how evidence-based health policies can support the full implementation by States’ of their human rights obligations in the field of sexual and reproductive health, and provide health professionals, lawyers and civil society activists with human rights knowledge, to build their capacity to advocate and hold Governments to account for the SDGs.
The video series is particularly dedicated to the 3rd and the 5th SDGs. These SDGs are focused on promoting health (SDG 3) and achieving gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls (SDG 5). The UN Member States are committed to protecting the rights of each individual including by ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services. States also recognised that eliminating all forms of discrimination against women in all spheres is indispensable for sustainable development. Ensuring these rights is integral to addressing poverty, lack of education, violence against women and gender inequality. Five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, it is evident that, while progress has been made globally, many barriers remain – particularly for the realisation of the sexual and reproductive health and rights of those most marginalised, excluded or discriminated against.
Each episode in the series focuses on a different theme related to sexual and reproductive health and rights: contraception; comprehensive sexuality education; maternal mortality and morbidity; and violence against women.
Video series are available at the following link and below.