Publications

A Review of HIV Policy Progression and Migrants Health Rights in Five Origin Countries.

This study intends to provide a brief context of the current situation of migrants’ health rights, primarily by looking at the progression of HIV and AIDS related policies and practices over time. HIV is considered an indicator because it is one of the most sensitive health conditions. As a treatable disease, considerations surrounding HIV extend beyond health and encompass social issues of stigma and discrimination. The aim of this study was to compile information to assess whether there had been any positive changes at the policy level in the protection of migrants’ health rights, as well as to identify remaining obstacles in the protection of migrant’s health rights, specifically as it concerns HIV.

 

Challenges faced by Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) in Pakistan.

To explore three-dimensional challenges faced by WHRDs and to generate concrete strategies for the protection of WHRDs, this research had the following 3 objectives:

  1. Explore types of challenges faced by WHRDs and generate qualitative evidence
  2. Examine the online hate speech pattern against WHRDs
  3. Identify laws that prove to be hurdles for WHRDs

Being an action research, this study is a step towards the overall efforts to increase the protection of WHRDs in Pakistan. As a follow-up of this research we are currently working to formulate a law for protection of Human Rights Defenders.