Palestinian Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Longstanding Humanitarian Crisis.

Author:

Bosmans, M. Nasser, D. Khammash, U. Claeys, P & Temmerman, M.

Editor:

Date:

2008

Region:

West Bank; Gaza

Theme:

Gender, Development & Rights

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Bosmans, M. Nasser, D. Khammash, U. Claeys, P & Temmerman, M. (2008). Palestinian Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Longstanding Humanitarian Crisis. Reproductive Health Matters, Vol 16, I31 pp.103-111.

This study aims test the usefulness of a guide for a comprehensive approach to sexual and reproductive health rights and needs of refugee women. The findings revealed that as donor interests lack, lack of access to reproductive health services was the most visible aspect of the impact of the conflict on women’s sexual and reproductive health. Humanitarian donors and international organisations must go beyond the traditional humanitarian relief approaches that are intended as short-term, technical interventions to fulfil and protect the rights of women.