There are many tools to assist advocates in becoming more well-versed in the area of human rights. Below are some helpful resources.
How to Report to Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the UPR
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Guidance for Parallel Reports
In preparation for Beijing + 25 in 2020, NGOs and civil society stakeholders must have their own
independent process to report on progress made, challenges and recommendations. The purpose
of these NGO Guidelines for Parallel Reports is to provide a common template for NGOs to use
for country (city or state) reports. NGOs should adapt it to suit their local contexts and feel free to
change it as needed. Although many questions are drawn from UN Women’s official Guidelines
for governments, these are adapted to reflect NGO and civil society perspectives.
Additional Educational Materials
USC Program on Global Health and Human Rights: Course on NCDs and HR
The Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health developed a free online course to address the links between non-communicable diseases (NCDs), human rights and public health.
Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of Impact of Human Rights
This report explores the relationship between health and human rights in relation to women’s and children’s health.
25 Questions & Answers on Health & Human Rights
The first publication in the WHO Health and Human Rights Publication Series. It answers key questions that explore the linkages between different aspects of health and human rights.
Global Health and Human Rights Database
This resource is a free online database of global health and human rights law. Under health topics, select tobacco to find judgements related to human rights and tobacco control for your country.
The Human Rights Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals
The Human Rights Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals developed by the Danish Institute for Human Rights provides information on target 3.a to “Strengthen the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries.”