Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Solve initiative is looking for tech solutions around new Global Challenges

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 11:33 am

MIT Solve is excited to announce that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Solve initiative is looking for tech solutions around four new Global Challenges: Coastal Communities: How can coastal communities mitigate and adapt to climate change while developing and prospering? ...

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Abortion Worldwide 2017: Uneven Progress and Unequal Access

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 9:20 am

Published in 2018, Abortion Worldwide: Uneven Progress and Unequal Access provides the most current information on the incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy worldwide, as well as trends since 1990, as women and couples increasingly want smaller families. It examines ...

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Report – ‘She knows best: Engaging girls in adolescent programming’

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 2:55 pm

With the support of the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the International Rescue Committee piloted a new approach to increase access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care for adolescents in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The report “She knows best: ...

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The Netherlands Mission in Geneva SheDecides Day event

Posted on March 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm

On the second of March, it was one year after the launch of She Decides by Lilianne Ploumen. Therefore the Dutch mission hosted an event to celebrate International She Decides Day in Geneva. What is She Decides? She Decides was ...

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SheDecides to break the silence / Elle décide de briser le silence

Posted on March 5, 2018 at 1:18 pm

This is a story of a young woman, living in Uvira, South Kivu DRC (Congo). During a workshop in Uvira to 40 people was noticed that everyone knew a case of a woman who had died from illegal abortion! “Acting ...

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“We learned about sex from Google”

Posted on March 5, 2018 at 11:26 am

In the shell of an unfinished health center and under clear skies in Rupandehi, we met with nine young men (18 – 21 years old) for a focus group. We had recruited the men to help us test qualitative questions ...

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SheDecides’ First Birthday: No celebration. Some inspiration.

Posted on March 3, 2018 at 10:08 am

Odette Hekster, PSI-Europe “Women who find themselves in this situation [of an unplanned pregnancy] prefer to choke the baby than to suffer the pressure from society.” This is a quote from an article in the New Yorker of October 1st, ...

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Scholarships from Orange Knowledge Fund to study at KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 10:41 am

Are you looking for financial support to study for a Master’s degree or an advanced course in public or global health in 2018? We are very happy to inform you that there are scholarships available from the Orange Knowledge Programme ...

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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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