Presentations briefing session CSW/CPD/post2015 – Share-Net

Posted on March 1, 2016 at 10:31 am

In 2016, the new 2030 Agenda with the SDGs has formally started, including strong commitments to improve SRHR and gender equality globally. Although the 2030 Agenda was adopted in September 2015, a number of crucial factors still remain unknown and ...

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Report Share-Net Round Table: Promising Practices: Linking Students and NGOs

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 6:19 am

There are indications that student-NGO collaborations are taking off among Share-Net members. This positive development brings up new questions, such as how to regulate such collaborations through a set of guidelines that can be used by NGOs and universities to streamline ...

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Community-based surveillance of maternal deaths in rural Ghana

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 6:02 am

Objective To examine the feasibility and effectiveness of community-based maternal mortality surveillance in rural Ghana, where most information on maternal deaths usually comes from retrospective surveys and hospital records. Methods In 2013, community-based surveillance volunteers used a modified reproductive age ...

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Maternal death audit in Rwanda 2009–2013: a nationwide facility-based retrospective cohort study

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 5:50 am

ABSTRACT Objective: Presenting the results of 5 years of implementing health facility-based maternal death audits in Rwanda, showing maternal death classification, identification of substandard (care) factors that have contributed to death, and conclusive recommendations for quality improvements in maternal and ...

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Share-Net Report Round Table meeting ‘Refugees and SRHR’

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 10:56 am

This is the Share-Net Report of the Round Table Meeting ‘Refugees and SRHR’. The objectives of this meeting are bringing the different perspectives together: sharing experiences, lessons learned and best practices about sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes for refugees ...

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Share-Net Working Paper on Perspectives on strengthening linkages between research, policy and practice

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 3:58 am

The attention to and demand for stronger linkages between research, policy and practice is increasing, especially in fields concerned with sensitive and challenging issues such as sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV and AIDS. Share-Net International, the ...

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Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 5:48 am

In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to the end of their term, and a post-2015 agenda, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), takes their place. This WHO report looks back 15 years at the trends and positive forces ...

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“Sex is sweet”: women from low-income contexts in Uganda talk about sexual desire and pleasure

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:43 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 62–70. doi:10.1016/j.rhm.2015.11.012   Abstract In many patriarchal societies in Africa, heterosexuality is privileged as the single legitimate form of sexual interaction; other sexualities are marginalised because they are perceived as un-African, ...

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What the eye does not see: a critical interpretive synthesis of European Union policies addressing sexual violence in vulnerable migrants

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:42 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 45–55 Abstract In Europe, refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants are more vulnerable to sexual victimisation than European citizens. They face more challenges when seeking care. This literature review examines how ...

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Advocating for sexual rights at the UN: the unfinished business of global development

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:40 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 31–37 Abstract Twenty years ago, governments agreed that the right to have control over and decide freely and responsibly on all matters related to one’s sexuality, free from coercion, discrimination and ...

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