Gender equality and human rights approaches to female genital mutilation: a review of international human rights norms and standards

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Two hundred million girls and women in the world are estimated to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), and another 15 million girls are at risk of experiencing it by 2020 in high prevalence countries (UNICEF, 2016. Female genital mutilation/cutting:

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Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 6:33 pm

This publication is a tool for action developed by UNFPA, Promundo and the MenEngage Alliance. It provides guidance on best practices to promote partnerships between civil society organizations and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender equality and

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Humanitarian Action 2017 Overview

Posted on February 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

Today more than 75 per cent of people affected by humanitarian crises are women and children. And adolescents aged 10-19 years constitute a significant proportion of the population in many conflict and post-conflict settings. In response to today’s humanitarian challenges,

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Meet & Greet The Guttmacher Institute and Share-Net Netherlands

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm

November 15th 2016, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague Share-Net Netherlands was asked by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to organize a round table for Share-Net members to meet and exchange with the Guttmacher Institute. From the Guttmacher Institute Ann

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2016 Report on Human Rights Violations based on Real or Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Nigeria

Posted on January 26, 2017 at 8:28 am

This report outlines the legal framework governing human rights in Nigeria, discusses and gives case studies of frequent forms of violence against LGBTQI people in Nigeria to LGBTQI human rights organizations. It provides recommendations to the state and non-state agents

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EuroNGOs 2016 Conference Report & Video

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 9:21 pm

The 2016 EuroNGOs Conference “A Strong Start – Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the 2030 Agenda” was hosted by our member Le Planning Familial and took place in Paris on 4-5 October, 2016. In the past few years, the SRHR community has

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Share-Net Report Expert Meeting Gender-Based Violence

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 5:23 pm

On the 8th of December Share-Net Netherlands, together with Oxfam Novib, RNW Media and Simavi, organized an Expert Meeting focusing on addressing social norms to eradicate gender-based violence (GBV). During an inspiring day-long event hosted by Nicolien Zuijdgeest, participants listened, debated

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Internet Politics: a feminist guide to navigating online power

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 8:23 am

Picture Credit: feministinternet.net Recognising the political importance of our technical decisions is within reach, leading ultimately to reclaiming power and control of our activism in the digital sphere as well as in the offline world. In feminist activism, it goes

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BLOG Share-Net Expert Meeting Gender-Based Violence – Marike Hermens

Posted on December 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm

Blog Post by Marike Hermens “The hardest thing to change in a society is what is considered normal”, a quote Brigitte Obertop was told by Mozambican women. On the 8th of December Share-Net Netherlands, together with Oxfam Novib, RNW Media and Simavi,

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Adolescent Boys and Young Men: Engaging Them as Supporters of Gender Equality and Health and Understanding Their Vulnerabilities

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 10:22 pm

This technical paper, based on global research, seeks to create a better understanding of the realities of adolescent boys and young men. It explores the specific risks and realities in relation to health in general, violence, sexuality and sexual and

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