YOUNG WOMEN DESERVE CHOICES FOR THEIR MENSTRUAL HYGIENE

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 4:29 pm

While the topic of menstruation is gaining traction and attention across the globe, data on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) practices and consumers’ preferences are scarce: PSI aimed to bring its unique knowledge and experience of health markets to help improve ...

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The Cost of Child Marriage

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:46 am

Development experts have always measured the human costs of early marriage, but new data are shedding light on the practice’s economic impact. As countries work to ban child marriage, advanced economies – led by the G7 – can help by ...

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How legal restrictions on abortion are harming women all over the world

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:24 am

This Friday Ireland faces a historic vote on whether to reform the country’s abortion laws, which are among the most restrictive in Europe. Currently, women in Ireland who need an abortion are forced to travel abroad – usually England – or may resort to clandestine termination ...

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Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:05 am

More than 3,500 reports of forced marriage were made to police over a three-year period, a Guardian investigation has found, as charities warned that there were thousands more victims living in conditions of modern slavery in homes across the UK. ...

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Expanding Method Choice in Africa with Long-Acting Methods: IUDs, Implants or Both?

Posted on May 30, 2018 at 10:53 am

Fertility transition in Sub-Saharan Africa has been slow: The total fertility rate for the region was 6.8 in the late 1970s and is now a little below 5.0.1 In addition, modern contraceptive use is low: Only 25% of married women in ...

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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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