Child Marriage—and Divorce—in Zaatari

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 12:36 pm

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan—Child marriage among Syrian girls in the Zaatari refugee camp is on the rise. The practice of child marriage is not new among Syrians refugees in Jordan; in fact, it has received extensive attention since the war ...

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No More Broken Promises: Challenges and Opportunities for Key Populations in Demanding More Transparency, Accountability, and Participation in the Global Response Against the HIV and AIDS Epidemic

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 9:34 am

Abstract The global fight against HIV/AIDS continues to pose challenges: infection rates are on the rise in many settings, stigma and discrimination remain rampant, and the global response is under increasing financial pressure. There is a high risk of losing ...

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Strengthening health systems to respond to women subjected to intimate partner violence or sexual violence. A manual for health managers

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 2:19 pm

What is this manual? The purpose of this manual is to strengthen and enable health systems to provide confidential, effective and women-centred services to survivors of violence. Violence damages women’s health in many ways, both immediate and long-term, both obvious ...

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The Blind spot is the new report released by UNAIDS

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 2:03 pm

UNAIDS has released a new report showing that men are less likely to take an HIV test, less likely to access antiretroviral therapy and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women. The Blind spot shows that globally less ...

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How many foreign NGOs are subject to the Expanded Mexico City Policy?

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 11:04 am

A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that at least 1,275 foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and approximately $2.2 billion in global health funding could be subject to the expanded Mexico City Policy. In addition, at least 469 U.S. NGOs could ...

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Everybody Matters – Good practices for inclusion of people with disabilities in SRHR programmes

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 2:48 pm

On November 23 DCDD  and Share-Net International presented the book ‘ Everybody Matters ’  in the ‘Making inclusion work! Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights’ expert meeting. In the book, you can find cases, interviews and recommendations on SRHR and disability. ...

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Gendered bodies and reproduction in the Arab countries and Turkey

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm

The Middle East has been a hub of geopolitics since the end of the Cold War and the site of near-constant inter- and intra-state conflicts. Despite the growing interest in the region as a result of these conflicts, reporting – ...

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Four big insights into HIV / AIDS that provide hope of finding a vaccine

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 12:27 pm

HIV remains one of the continent’s most intractable health challenges. Tremendous progress is being made to understand the virus, the immune mechanisms that contribute to its control and for new antiretroviral drugs and vaccines to be developed to treat and ...

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New YOU(TH) DO IT Website

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 11:41 am

Today is a big day for CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality and Dance4Life. Together, we will launch the new YOU(TH) Do IT! website. It’s an online platform where young people worldwide can access information on sexual and reproductive health and ...

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Systematic Development of a Dutch School-Based Sexual Prejudice Reduction Program: an Intervention Mapping Approach

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Experiences of sexual prejudice threaten the quality of life and psychological well-being of sexual minority youth. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive overview of how we developed a theory- and evidence-based sexual prejudice reduction program suitable ...

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