Washington, Dec. 15, 2011 - As part of their ongoing collaboration to advance health and reduce health inequalities for some of the world’s most vulnerable people, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and American University Washington College of Law recently celebrated the release of PAHO’s new report on “The right to health of young people and gender identities: trends and targets for public health action.”
The report was written by American University Washington College of Law alumni Javier Vásquez, LL.M. ‘96, PAHO Regional Human Rights Law Advisor (GDR), and Cristina Leria, LL.M. ‘09, PAHO Consultant on Health and Human Rights, and reviewed by Daniela Kraiem, Associate Director, Women and the Law Program, American University Washington College of Law, among others. The report analyzes trends in the region regarding the enjoyment of the right to health and other related human rights in the context of young people’s gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientation.