A Woman’s Voice for Women at the U.N. Agency for Reproductive Rights

Posted on December 18, 2017 at 8:51 am

When Dr. Natalia Kanem visited a mobile maternal clinic in Syria’s war-ravaged city of Homs this year, she was struck by one patient’s cause of anxiety. It was not pregnancy. “The first thing the woman wanted to know was, could ...

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Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms Platform

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms seeks to advance understanding and challenge and change harmful gender norms by connecting a global community of researchers and thought leaders committed to equality for adolescents and young adults. Through the sharing of ...

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Mero Jivan Mero Rojai

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm

In April 2017, production on a video about child marriage began in the Terai region of Nepal. The purpose behind the film was to provide a video resource as part of a toolkit for organisations and change makers working with ...

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IPM’s Three-month HIV Prevention Vaginal Ring Begins First Clinical Trial

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) announced today the start of the first clinical trial of vaginal rings designed to slowly release the antiretroviral (ARV) drug dapivirine over three months to prevent HIV in women. The development of a ...

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Child Marriage—and Divorce—in Zaatari

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 12:36 pm

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan—Child marriage among Syrian girls in the Zaatari refugee camp is on the rise. The practice of child marriage is not new among Syrians refugees in Jordan; in fact, it has received extensive attention since the war ...

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No More Broken Promises: Challenges and Opportunities for Key Populations in Demanding More Transparency, Accountability, and Participation in the Global Response Against the HIV and AIDS Epidemic

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 9:34 am

Abstract The global fight against HIV/AIDS continues to pose challenges: infection rates are on the rise in many settings, stigma and discrimination remain rampant, and the global response is under increasing financial pressure. There is a high risk of losing ...

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Strengthening health systems to respond to women subjected to intimate partner violence or sexual violence. A manual for health managers

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 2:19 pm

What is this manual? The purpose of this manual is to strengthen and enable health systems to provide confidential, effective and women-centred services to survivors of violence. Violence damages women’s health in many ways, both immediate and long-term, both obvious ...

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The Blind spot is the new report released by UNAIDS

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 2:03 pm

UNAIDS has released a new report showing that men are less likely to take an HIV test, less likely to access antiretroviral therapy and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women. The Blind spot shows that globally less ...

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How many foreign NGOs are subject to the Expanded Mexico City Policy?

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 11:04 am

A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that at least 1,275 foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and approximately $2.2 billion in global health funding could be subject to the expanded Mexico City Policy. In addition, at least 469 U.S. NGOs could ...

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Everybody Matters – Good practices for inclusion of people with disabilities in SRHR programmes

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 2:48 pm

On November 23 DCDD  and Share-Net International presented the book ‘ Everybody Matters ’  in the ‘Making inclusion work! Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights’ expert meeting. In the book, you can find cases, interviews and recommendations on SRHR and disability. ...

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