Sida's Work Related to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 1994-2003

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Sida Evaluation
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Gisela Geisler , Berit Austveg , Tone Bleie , Johanne Sundby , Heidi Skramstad , Bawa C. Yamba
This evaluation is made on request by the Swedish Parliament to review the work of Sida in the field of SRHR during the last 10 years. This period represent a paradigm shift on population issues from a demographic view to a rights based holistic approach which emphasise the rights of the individual and equality between women and men. The main conclusion is that Sweden and Sida have had a an important international role due to a strong political support. A progressive approach has enabled an open discussion of contraversial issues and Sweden and Sida have a consequent view that sexual and reproductive health shall be seen from a rights perspective.

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