Breaking Ground 2018

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 9:33 am

Introduction: Reproductive Rights in Context  Reproductive rights are essential to the realization of all human rights. They encompass a spectrum of civil, political, economic, and social rights, from the rights to health and life, to the rights to equality and ...

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Programme reporting standards for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 9:39 am

Background Adequate and transparent reporting about programme processes is key to understanding programme impact, and such reporting can also serve as an invaluable guide for successful replication and scale-up (1). However, the reality is that many sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, ...

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Let Me Decide and Thrive. Global discrimination and exclusion of girls and young women with disabilities

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 8:09 am

Girls and young women with disabilities have the right to make decisions over their own bodies and live free from violence and fear. Yet, on a global level, they are the people least likely to enjoy their sexual and reproductive ...

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Celebrate the SheDecides Day by participating in the Share-Net Netherlands online campaign

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 10:19 am

SheDecides was launched at the start of 2017 as an urgent reaction to the Global Gag Rule. On 2nd March 2017, the first SheDecides conference was held in Brussels. More than…

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New twinning project between the Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV) and the Icelandic Midwives Association (LMFÍ): Twinning up North!

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 8:27 am

For the next three years KNOV will be twinning with the Icelandic Midwives Association (LMFÍ). The organisations face similar challenges and aim to strengthen their midwives by teaching them transformative leadership skills in order to contribute towards midwifery-led care in ...

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University of Groningen offers Demography master studies

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 3:54 pm

Are you interested in population issues such as reproductive health, integration of migrants and healthy ageing? The University of Groningen offers the one-year topmaster programme in Population Studies, which trains students in theories, methods and skills needed to comprehend population ...

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YouTube censors lifesaving abortion information

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 8:59 am

YouTube removed the video channels from Women on Waves and Women on Web. Both channels contained animations with lifesaving information about safe and effective ways to do an abortion with medicines. By censoring information on safe abortion, YouTube may contribute ...

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International technical guidance on sexuality education. An evidence informed Approach

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 8:46 am

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) plays a central role in the preparation of young people for a safe, productive, fulfilling life in a world where HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence (GBV) and gender inequality still ...

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Who Meets the Contraceptive Needs of Young Women in SubSaharan Africa?

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 11:09 am

It is critical to address unwanted pregnancy among young women in sub-Saharan Africa, a region with one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates and the lowest rates of family planning (FP) use [1]. Amidst increasing calls to prioritize adolescents’ contraceptive ...

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Using an Innovative Knowledge Translation Platform to Inform HIV/AIDS Programming for Women and Girls

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 8:46 am

It is clear that public health policies and programs to address HIV and AIDS should be informed by evidence (Piot, 2015); what is less clear is how to ensure that policy makers and other stakeholders have access to the relevant ...

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