Disability and sexuality: claiming sexual and reproductive rights

Posted on August 21, 2017 at 8:12 am

While it goes without saying that people with disability have equal rights to sexual and reproductive desires and hopes as non-disabled people, society has disregarded their sexuality and reproductive concerns, aspirations and human rights. People with disabilities are infantilised and

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UNAIDS Data 2017

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 9:36 am

Accurate and credible data on the HIV epidemic are the cornerstone of the AIDS response. UNAIDS leads the world’s most extensive data collection on HIV epidemiology, programme coverage and finance and publishes the most authoritative and up-to-date information on the

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Together We Understand! A patient-driven approach to better understand HIV treatment

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 2:08 pm

The ‘Together We Understand’ Project was created to address a strong need that has been identified amongst Sub-Saharan African Migrants (SAM) affected by HIV to enhance the current communications around HIV and treatment. Through the creation of visual tools, the

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Seventeen Ways to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 1:18 pm

The 2016 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting provides two perspectives: The main document analyses progress in quantitative terms, provides an account of how our budget was allocated and offers profiles of each of the

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Getting on the Fast Track: Advocacy Priorities for the Global HIV & Human Rights Responses with Gay & Bisexual Men

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 7:09 am

The publication, “Getting on the Fast Track: Advocacy Priorities for the Global HIV & Human Rights Responses with Gay & Bisexual Men” carefully details next steps for coordinated action on reaching global targets in the HIV epidemic. The paper prioritizes four key issues: International

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Successful Student-NGO Collaborations – A Practical Guide

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 2:55 pm

This is a practical guide for successful student-NGO collaborations. Every student-NGO collaboration is different because: 1) Students come from different educational programmes with different end terms, interests and timing; 2) The purpose of the collaboration may differ. For instance, NGOs

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Crying for Our Elders – African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has defined the childhoods of an entire generation. Over the past twenty years, international NGOs and charities have devoted immense attention to the millions of African children orphaned by the disease. But in Crying for Our

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Capacity and Consent: Empowering Adolescents to Exercise their Reproductive Rights.

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 1:24 pm

With adolescents and youth constituting a quarter of the global population – for a total of 1.8 billion people – it has never been more critical that their human rights be fully recognized and realized within global arenas and at

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Evidence brief on the importance of SRHR for HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 1:03 pm

Over the last several years, countries in the eastern and southern Africa (ESA) region have made significant and commendable progress in preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and in scaling up HIV treatment efforts. However, despite these gains, there have

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Consolidated Guideline on SRHR of women living with HIV

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm

The starting point for this consolidated guideline is the point at which a woman has learnt that she is living with HIV, and it therefore covers key issues for providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights-related services and support

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