Women: At the Heart of the HIV Response for Children

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 9:59 am

Throughout the world, women have disproportionately borne the impact of HIV, as caregivers and recipients of care. In sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the greatest number of people living with HIV, 60 per cent of people living with HIV are ...

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Sexual and Gender Diversity Workshop – AIDS 2018

Posted on July 25, 2018 at 9:30 am

During the AIDS 2018 conference in the RAI in Amsterdam, the Community of Practice on Sexual and Gender Diversity  (SGD) of Share-Net Netherlands facilitated a session for visitors of the global village. When people should focus on love instead of ...

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Society reaps the benefits when women enjoy better health care

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Weak political commitment, inadequate resources and persistent discrimination against women and girls: these are just some reasons that many countries still don’t openly and comprehensively address sexual and reproductive health and rights. This is borne out by figures. Each year ...

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Preventing violence against women and girls in Bihar: challenges for implementation and evaluation

Posted on July 12, 2018 at 12:49 pm

Abstract While there are a growing number of interventions and evaluations of programmes aimed at changing gender norms and violence against women and girls, there remains a dearth of documentation outlining the challenges faced in conducting these interventions and evaluations, ...

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Uganda’s new sex education framework will do more harm than good

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 11:41 am

Uganda has launched its first ever guideline on sex education. The National Sexuality Education Framework 2018 aims to provide a formal, national direction for sex education within Uganda’s schools, ensuring that all programmes adhere to the same approach. The problem ...

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Global Contraceptive Commodity Gap Analysis

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 3:20 pm

This edition of Global Contraceptive Commodity Gap Analysis 2018 (CGA 2018) is the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s fourth report to highlight disparities between the growing demand for family planning services and the resource base required to provide the supplies on ...

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Abortion Attitude Transformation- A Values Transformation Toolkit for Humanitarian Audiences

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 11:42 am

Abortion by trained providers is a safe and common procedure, legal under at least one condition in nearly every country in the world. Yet women and girls living in humanitarian settings often cannot get this essential reproductive health service—even when ...

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Nine months a slave: when pregnancy is involuntary servitude to a foetus

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Abstract Recent globally compiled evidence suggests that one-quarter of pregnancies end in abortions. However, abortions remain illegal in many countries, resulting in unsafe practices. Debates have largely stalled with the pro-life, pro-choice epithets. To provide further arguments in support of ...

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Female sex workers and uptake of HIV/SRH services

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Female sex workers’ (FSWs) access to adequate HIV and SRH services is hampered by their marginalised position. The DIFFER project piloted and tested an innovative approach, combining FSW-targeted interventions with improving access to the general health services, and establish linkages ...

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A Reference Guide: Six Practical Tips for Understanding Data on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is a core partner on the Population Council’s Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive—a UKAID-funded research program to help end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation. Their role is to ...

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