Senegal’s innovative approach to prostitution

Posted on April 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm

VIOLENCE against women, anti-prostitution laws and poor health-care systems all make sub-Saharan Africa an appalling place to be a sex worker. Criminalised by many African states and exploited by corrupt officials, many women are forced into the world of organised ...

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#LForLove Photographic Series

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Ever wonder what a Google image search for ‘lesbian’ will show up? Smooching. Petting. Kissing. Touching. More smooching. You get the picture. That’s what the world thinks a lesbian relationship is about. And that’s what Love Matters India is hoping you can help change with #LforLove ...

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The cost‐effectiveness of multi‐purpose HIV and pregnancy prevention technologies in South Africa

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Introduction A number of antiretroviral HIV prevention products are efficacious in preventing HIV infection. However, the sexual and reproductive health needs of many women extend beyond HIV prevention, and research is ongoing to develop multi‐purpose prevention technologies (MPTs) that offer ...

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Evaluating pre-pregnancy dietary diversity vs. dietary quality scores as predictors of gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Background Dietary diversity scores (DDS) are considered as metrics for monitoring the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, but they need to be rigorously evaluated. Objective To examine two DDS, the Food Groups Index (FGI), and the Minimum Dietary ...

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Factsheet: Indigenous Women’s Maternal Health and Maternal Mortality

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 12:10 pm

The evidence from the available data on indigenous women’s maternal health tells us that across the globe, indigenous women and adolescent girls experience significantly worse maternal health outcomes than majority populations.  Yet due to a lack of data, this alarming ...

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New book exposes European religious network intent on overturning laws related to sexuality and reproduction

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 11:58 am

STOCKHOLM, 20 April – A book released today reveals that campaigners from the US and Europe have been strategizing ‘achievable goals’ to roll back human rights in Europe since 2013. Documents have recently emerged showing a detailed, extremist strategy called Restoring the Natural ...

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Africa’s unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 10:35 am

A new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked scientific research has been launched to give the continent’s scientists better global recognition. Scientific African will be the first “mega-journal” in Africa. It was unveiled in Kigali last week at Africa’s biggest science ...

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New Publication: Getting on Track in Agenda 2030

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 12:58 pm

A new report released today by the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) in collaboration with the Global Platform to Fast Track the Human Rights and HIV Responses with Gay and Bisexual Men and the Free Space Process argues for consistent ...

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Contraception Atlas 2018: European States failing to empower citizens to plan their lives

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 8:19 am

Read the full report here: epf-contraception_atlas-v5 Access to contraception should be a key concern of governments in empowering citizens to plan their families and lives. Yet every country analysed by the 2018 Contraception Atlas needs to do more to improve ...

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Everyone Counts Report 2018

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 7:37 am

The report gathers data from 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide, and offers insights into humanitarian and societal trends such as spontaneous volunteering; how volunteer numbers rise and then stabilize following a major disaster, and how National ...

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