Violence and the right to health

UN Special Rapporteur, Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, presents her report on violence and its impact on the right to health.

Research event, Panel
29 September 2022 — 2:00PM TO 3:00PM

International treaties stipulate that everyone is entitled to the highest attainable standard of health, yet the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent reversal of Roe v Wade demonstrate the gap between this commitment and reality.

UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, recently presented her report on violence and its impact on the right to health at the 50th session of the Human Rights Council in June.

The Centre for Universal Health is delighted to be joined by Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng to present her findings and join fellow panellists for a discussion around the key themes emerging from this important report.
The panel will discuss topics including:
•    How do forms of structural violence affect the right to health?

•    How can we achieve a comprehensive health response for survivors of violence?

•    What is the impact of the recent Roe v Wade ruling on structural violence against women and the LGBTIQ+ community?

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