NEW PUBLICATION: THE CURRENT STATE OF SEXUAL EDUCATION

Posted on May 30, 2018 at 10:17 am

Aiming to bring attention to the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and to empower and encourage young leaders to influence their national policies, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality and YouAct initiated the “Europe Unite for CSE” project, with support from ShareNet. As ...

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Ireland votes to repeal the 8th amendment in historic abortion referendum – and marks a huge cultural shift

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 3:51 pm

In a historic referendum, the Irish people have voted by a landslide to repeal the 8th amendment to the country’s constitution, allowing the government to legislate for abortion. The vote illustrates the monumental shift in attitudes towards women’s rights in ...

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‘The mindset is that boys are not raped’: India ends silence on male sex abuse

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 12:18 pm

A film-maker asked by the Indian government to conduct a study of male survivors of child sexual abuse has said there is a culture of indifference in the country about “what happens to men as boys”. Insia Dariwala is investigating ...

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Saudi Women’s Activists Arrested Prior To Lifting Of Driving Ban

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 11:32 am

At least six prominent defenders of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia were detained this week, six weeks before the kingdom’s ban on women from driving is due to be lifted June 24. Activist Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested at her home ...

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New BZgA & IPPF EN publication: “Sexuality Education in Europe and Central Asia”

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 10:37 am

The German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) have now released the report of an assessment of sexuality education in Europe and Central Asia. The analysis covers 25 selected countries ...

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The Syrian conflict: a case study of the challenges and acute need for medical humanitarian operations for women and children internally displaced persons

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 10:17 am

Background After 7 years of increasing conflict and violence, the Syrian civil war now constitutes the largest displacement crisis in the world, with more than 6 million people who have been internally displaced. Among this already-vulnerable population group, women and children face ...

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‘That thing of human rights’: discourse, emergency assistance, and sexual violence in South Sudan’s current civil war

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 9:51 am

Abstract One of the most widely covered aspects of the current conflict in South Sudan has been the use sexual violence by rival factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and other armed groups. While this has had the positive effect ...

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Stakeholders’ perspectives on facilitators of and barriers to the utilization of and access to maternal health services in Eritrea: a qualitative study

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 9:33 am

Background Wars affect maternal health services by destroying health systems. Eritrea experienced two wars with neighboring Ethiopia. Despite this, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Eritrea fell by 69% from 1590 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 501 in 2015. This study ...

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Research Blog: Are Dutch maternity care services primitive?

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 3:11 pm

My name is Mohamed (Mahdi) Abdelwahab, a healthcare management specialist from Egypt. During my attendance of the Master of International Health in the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam, I grew interest in the health issues related especially to migrants ...

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World Preeclampsia Day

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:51 am

World Preeclampsia Day!  May 22nd, 2018 The UMCUs have an active research portfolio about Pre-eclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the core research areas of Julius Global Health in collaboration with the Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis ...

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