CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA 2024 Annual Meeting and Expo

Human Rights Forum Late Breakers

Meeting theme: "Rebuilding Trust in Public Health and Science"

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 19, 2024

  • Human Rights Violations and Approaches That Protect Vulnerable Populations in War Torn Regions
    This session aims to highlight studies that focus on the collaborative efforts among multiple stakeholders working to protect human rights in conflict-affected regions. Topics could also include challenges in protecting and supporting refugee rights, the obligations of the international community in war zones, the roles of local and international actors in providing aid, and models for restoration. Through this discussion, a necessary dialogue will be facilitated within the public health sector through a human rights framework.
  • Human Rights in the Context of Global Issues
    This session invites abstracts that explore the intersection of human rights and global public health issues. The global community is facing a multiplicity of challenges from wars, sexual and labor exploitation, international migration, refugee crises, food and water insecurity, global climate change, lack of sustainability practices, and challenges in the context of international aid. Abstracts that seek to represent the application of human rights frameworks in the analysis of conflict-affected regions, the protection of refugees’ rights, models for advocacy in the process of peace-making, sustainable development and access to food and water security among others are preferred. This session seeks to create a needed dialogue on how a human rights framework can guide public health practices and policies in the global context when dealing with the above pressing issues.
  • Human Rights, Women's Empowerment and Collective Action
    This session invites abstracts that demonstrate the utilization of the human rights framework, capturing the collective action and advocacy for social change. Understanding models that empower women and other vulnerable populations will highlight their contribution to change and opportunities of transformation.


Program Planner Contact Information:

Sarbinaz Bekmuratova,