n Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Monitoring the right to health and sexual and reproductive health at the national level : some considerations for African governments

Volume 42, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



This article examines the relevance of using human rights indicators to monitor a state's obligations as regards the right to health including sexual and reproductive rights in Africa. Using some examples of sexual and reproductive rights issues, the paper explores the importance of measuring human rights and the tools that can be used for this purpose. It similarly explores the differences between human rights indicators and other forms of indicators such as those used for health and development indicators. The paper further discusses what exactly human rights indicators need to measure and the appropriate methodology that can be used for this purpose. It concludes by arguing that civil society groups and human rights institutions need to work together with African governments to ensure proper monitoring of sexual and reproductive rights at national level.

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