AFEW Culture Initiative

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 9:22 am

AFEW International would like to introduce a new project: the AFEW Culture Initiative. The initiative combines art and public health in an Artist in Residence Programme in Amsterdam with six artists from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  The artists are placed at ...

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Women Hit Hardest by Kenya’s Tourism Slump

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 11:40 am

Alice Tobias once made a good living supplying fruit and vegetables to various hotels in Malindi, a town on the Indian Ocean coast. But after Kenya’s disputed general elections in 2007, and two months of unrest that left more than 1,200 ...

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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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New quality of care standards to save lives and improve the health of children and young adolescents

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 8:38 am

On 24 April, WHO launched Standards for improving quality of care for children and young adolescents in health facilities, in Entebbe, Uganda, in a meeting organized by the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Quality ...

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Senegal’s innovative approach to prostitution

Posted on April 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm

VIOLENCE against women, anti-prostitution laws and poor health-care systems all make sub-Saharan Africa an appalling place to be a sex worker. Criminalised by many African states and exploited by corrupt officials, many women are forced into the world of organised ...

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#LForLove Photographic Series

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Ever wonder what a Google image search for ‘lesbian’ will show up? Smooching. Petting. Kissing. Touching. More smooching. You get the picture. That’s what the world thinks a lesbian relationship is about. And that’s what Love Matters India is hoping you can help change with #LforLove ...

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New book exposes European religious network intent on overturning laws related to sexuality and reproduction

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 11:58 am

STOCKHOLM, 20 April – A book released today reveals that campaigners from the US and Europe have been strategizing ‘achievable goals’ to roll back human rights in Europe since 2013. Documents have recently emerged showing a detailed, extremist strategy called Restoring the Natural ...

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Everyone Counts Report 2018

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 7:37 am

The report gathers data from 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide, and offers insights into humanitarian and societal trends such as spontaneous volunteering; how volunteer numbers rise and then stabilize following a major disaster, and how National ...

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Upcoming research report: youth needs in Kenya

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 8:35 am

The research and insight team at 2CV has recently conducted formative, exploratory insight for the British Council on youth’s needs in Kenya. The project aimed to include the youth voice in future-scoping, and is one of a series of Next ...

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