Conference Special: Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston – NAM AIDS MAP

Posted on April 7, 2016 at 9:13 am

The recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston in the US was one of the most interesting and productive for a long time, with a particularly rich crop of news about HIV prevention strategies ranging from trials ...

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A Checklist for National Strategies to End Child Marriage (+ User Guide)

Posted on April 7, 2016 at 7:11 am

This check-list provides a framework for Girls Not Bridesmembers and national partnerships, as well as UN and government stakeholders, to analyse national strategies to end child marriage. It is intended to support reflection on how they can be or were developed, what they ...

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Thesis: Cultural encounters of the secular kind: Religious and secular dynamics in the development response to HIV/AIDS – Brenda Bartelink

Posted on April 7, 2016 at 7:09 am

When religious leaders or organisations dismiss condom or contraceptive use, or speak out against homosexuality this is sometimes seen as a sign of conservatism. Based on research on how Christian development organisations from the Netherlands and Uganda cooperate in the ...

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Stronger together: From health and community systems to systems for health – UNAIDS

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 11:47 am

This report is intended as a guide to governments, in particular ministers of health and finance, in making decisions on the integration of community responses to HIV in national AIDS plans, including budget allocations. Resilient systems for health that integrate ...

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Supporting Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Fragile States: Guinea, Lebanon and Sudan – Research Series

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 11:38 am

This brief summarizes a three-part research series produced by UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality—a global gender equality fund which awards competitive grants and technical assistance to women-led civil society organizations around the world. Focusing on grantee case studies in ...

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Latest news on the Share-Net International Steering Committee

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 6:41 am

At the Share-Net International Business Meeting on the 25th February, Ine Vanwesenbeeck stepped down from the Steering Committee and her role as Chair. We are delighted to welcome Jos Dusseljee, (Rutgers) as the new NGO Steering Committee representative. The new ...

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New Study Estimates Contraceptives Failure Rates in 43 Countries

Posted on March 29, 2016 at 11:07 am

Women Younger Than 25 Have Higher Rates of Contraceptive Failure Than Their Older Counterparts In the most comprehensive study to date of contraceptive failure rates in the developing world, researchers found that overall, failure rates are lowest for users of ...

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Sexual and reproductive health of young people with disability in Ethiopia: a study on knowledge, attitude and practice: a cross-sectional study

Posted on March 24, 2016 at 11:50 am

As is common in developing countries, in Ethiopia young people with disabilities (YPWD) are more likely than the general population to be illiterate, unemployed and impoverished. They often lack equal access to information and education for reasons ranging from barriers ...

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Policy Brief Addressing Women’s Need for Contraception and Abortion – Share-Net Netherlands

Posted on March 24, 2016 at 11:49 am

The outcome of the Share-Net thematic meeting on contraception and abortion, May 2015.  Despite the worldwide decrease in maternal deaths by 43% since 1990, most recent estimates suggest that, in 2015, annual maternal deaths still total 303,000 worldwide.[1] One-sixth of ...

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Feminism Needs Sex Workers. Sex Workers Need Feminism. For a Sex Worker Inclusive Women’s Rights Movement.

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 10:58 am

On the 8th of March 2016, International Women’s Rights Day, ICRSE is launching its second Intersection briefing paper exploring the intersection of sex workers’ rights with the rights connected with women. This briefing paper is intended to serve as a tool for sex ...

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