Preventing violence against women and girls in Bihar: challenges for implementation and evaluation

Posted on July 12, 2018 at 12:49 pm

Abstract While there are a growing number of interventions and evaluations of programmes aimed at changing gender norms and violence against women and girls, there remains a dearth of documentation outlining the challenges faced in conducting these interventions and evaluations, ...

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‘That thing of human rights’: discourse, emergency assistance, and sexual violence in South Sudan’s current civil war

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 9:51 am

Abstract One of the most widely covered aspects of the current conflict in South Sudan has been the use sexual violence by rival factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and other armed groups. While this has had the positive effect ...

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‘I Can Finally Dream’: Tunisia Expands Protection for Battered Women Image

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 10:11 am

 For women like Sihem Ben Romdhane, the options used to be fewer. Her husband of 19 years often beat her and she lodged complaints with the police, who told her they would have to jail him. So she would withdraw ...

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While Rohingya Refugees Are Being Raped, Agencies Lack Needed Funding

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 10:21 am

Rohingya women and girls have suffered unspeakable atrocities of rape and they’re still suffering, yet the United States has pulled its aid to the organizations doing the most to address the crisis. In late February, I stood on a dusty ...

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#EndFGM: Researching to End FGM/C in a Generation

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 9:48 am

200 million girls in 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and 13 million girls under the age of 15 are at risk of undergoing FGM/C. Dr. Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan, FGM researcher with Population Council, sits down with us to discuss ...

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Medicalized female genital mutilation/cutting: Contentious practices and persistent debates

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 8:13 am

Purpose of Review Female genital cutting/mutilation (FGM/C) performed by health care professionals (medicalization) and reduced severity of cutting have been advanced as strategies for minimizing health risks, sparking acrimonious ongoing debates. This study summarizes key debates and critically assesses supporting ...

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New WHO Clinical Handbook for Women and Girls Living with Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 2:12 pm

It is estimated that over 200 million girls and women worldwide are living with FGM, which can affect multiple aspects of a woman’s health and well-being. Despite its high prevalence in many settings and the health consequences associated with it, ...

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App to help women identify abusive relationships comes to Africa

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 3:41 pm

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A smartphone app to help women identify if they are in an abusive relationship and safely leave will be launched in some African countries next year, its developer said.   Myplan – an app developed ...

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Infographic: Gender based violence incidents in Bangladesh, Burundi, Jordan and Netherlands

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Together with all the Share-Net Country hubs, RedOrange has developed an info-graphic which focuses on gender based violence incidents in Bangladesh, Burundi, Jordan and Netherlands. RedOrange also believes that collective action and shared responsibility can accelerate gender parity. To know more, visit: ...

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A Hidden Face of War

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 12:12 pm

The impact of conflict is rarely seen through the prism of reproductive health. Yet women and girls routinely face sexual and gender-based violence during war and its aftermath, maternal mortality is endemic in conflict-affected areas and amplifying women’s voices is ...

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