Blog Series: Menstruation Norms in Nepal and Beyond

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Recently, Nepal has received a lot of attention from the international community due to a New York Times article on Chhaupadi – the practice of isolating menstruating women and girls – and social taboos around menstruation. As part of the Fertility Awareness for Community ...

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Development policy and funding for gender equality and women’s empowerment across 14 donors

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm

This Highlight Story looks at 14 OECD DAC donors and analyzes their strategic priorities and funding in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The 14 donors covered are: Australia, Canada, EU institutions, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South ...

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Female sex workers and uptake of HIV/SRH services

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Female sex workers’ (FSWs) access to adequate HIV and SRH services is hampered by their marginalised position. The DIFFER project piloted and tested an innovative approach, combining FSW-targeted interventions with improving access to the general health services, and establish linkages ...

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A Reference Guide: Six Practical Tips for Understanding Data on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is a core partner on the Population Council’s Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive—a UKAID-funded research program to help end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation. Their role is to ...

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Ensuring support for SRH/FP in EU development funding

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

The European Union (EU) is a unique actor in the development cooperation field – contributions from EU institutions and its 28 Member States make it the biggest multilateral provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA) worldwide. The EU has been, and ...

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YOUNG WOMEN DESERVE CHOICES FOR THEIR MENSTRUAL HYGIENE

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 4:29 pm

While the topic of menstruation is gaining traction and attention across the globe, data on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) practices and consumers’ preferences are scarce: PSI aimed to bring its unique knowledge and experience of health markets to help improve ...

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Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:05 am

More than 3,500 reports of forced marriage were made to police over a three-year period, a Guardian investigation has found, as charities warned that there were thousands more victims living in conditions of modern slavery in homes across the UK. ...

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The Syrian conflict: a case study of the challenges and acute need for medical humanitarian operations for women and children internally displaced persons

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 10:17 am

Background After 7 years of increasing conflict and violence, the Syrian civil war now constitutes the largest displacement crisis in the world, with more than 6 million people who have been internally displaced. Among this already-vulnerable population group, women and children face ...

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World Preeclampsia Day

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:51 am

World Preeclampsia Day!  May 22nd, 2018 The UMCUs have an active research portfolio about Pre-eclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the core research areas of Julius Global Health in collaboration with the Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis ...

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Africa’s female rising stars of business are still seen as second-class citizens

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 10:43 am

Africa is building up a glowing reputation as the global leader in female entrepreneurship. Last year, MasterCard released its celebratory Index of Women Entrepreneurs to much fanfare. Uganda and Botswana topped the list, which further pushed the new narrative that women are rising above ...

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