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
ASH Human Rights Resource Guide
ASH put together this resource as a guide for advocates that would like to get involved in human rights reporting at the national level. It provides an overview of how to report to human rights treaty bodies and the Universal Periodic Review
This memo explains what the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is, how it works, and ways that civil society can participate.
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.