‘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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Gender-Based Violence Quality Assurance Tool

Posted on February 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm

This Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Quality Assurance Tool offers health care providers, facilities, and program planners a straightforward way to start, strengthen or expand post-GBV health services through the use of evidence-based standards. It was developed by Jhpiego, the U.S. Centers ...

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Sexuality Education as a means of preventing violence

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 10:17 am

To mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign, as well as the Human Rights Day, the European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights, as youth advocates from Europe have developed specific messages in the form ...

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