European Donor Support to Sexual & Reproductive Health & Family Planning: Trends Analysis 2016-17

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 8:52 am

This new Tracking report by Countdown 2030 Europe analyses the most recent trends in SRH/FP policies and funding by European Donor countries, collected by Countdown 2030 Europe’s national partners. The report shows that, despite an overall slight decrease in financial ...

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YouTube censors lifesaving abortion information

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 8:59 am

YouTube removed the video channels from Women on Waves and Women on Web. Both channels contained animations with lifesaving information about safe and effective ways to do an abortion with medicines. By censoring information on safe abortion, YouTube may contribute ...

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Protecting safe abortion in humanitarian settings: overcoming legal and policy barriers

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 10:18 am

Women and girls are increasingly the direct and targeted victims of armed conflict and studies show that they are disproportionately and differentially affected. However, humanitarian laws, policies, and protocols have yet to be meaningfully interpreted and adapted to respond to ...

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Infographic: Putting a Price Tag on Child Marriage

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 3:34 pm

According to the Economic Impacts of Child Marriage report published by the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), child marriage will cost developing countries trillions of dollars by 2030. In contrast, ending child marriage would ...

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Development of Long Live Love +, a school-based online sexual health programme for young adults. An intervention mapping approach

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 8:48 am

This paper describes the development of a Dutch online programme called Long Live Love+ focusing on positive, coercion-free relationships, contraception use, and the prevention of STIs, using the Intervention Mapping (IM) approach. All six steps of the approach were followed. ...

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Probing the politics of comprehensive sexuality education: ‘Universality’ versus ‘Cultural Sensitivity’: a Dutch–Bangladeshi collaboration on adolescent sexuality education

Posted on January 8, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Abstract As part of Western European development aid policy, comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is increasingly promoted in resource-poor countries. This paper engages with CSE promotion in Bangladesh funded by the Dutch Government. It unpacks the ‘collaboration’ by looking at how ...

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Modern contraceptive use, unmet need, and demand satisfied among women of reproductive age who are married or in a union in the focus countries of the Family Planning 2020 initiative: a systematic analysis using the Family Planning Estimation Tool

Posted on January 8, 2018 at 10:49 am

Background The London Summit on Family Planning in 2012 inspired the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) initiative and the 120×20 goal of having an additional 120 million women and adolescent girls become users of modern contraceptives in 69 of the world’s ...

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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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Training of Sexuality Educators

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 9:11 am

The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Expert Group on Sexuality Education developed a new document, which concentrates on the training of Sexuality Educators and the competencies they should acquire. The ...

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Women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 9:08 am

Sexual and reproductive rights, including the right to sexual and reproductive health, are intrinsic elements of the human rights framework and effective state action to guarantee sexual and reproductive health and rights is imperative. Without it, some of the most ...

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