Call for Papers: Reproductive Health Matters

Posted by Kimberley Meijers on April 26, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Extended deadline: 15 May 2017.

Reproductive Health Matters is now accepting papers for its November issue on “Sexuality, sexual and reproductive health in later life“.
This issue will shine a spotlight on people over 50, inviting research, policy analysis and examples of practical actions that address the effects of ageing on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.

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Call for Papers – What and When?

For this issue of RHM, we invite articles that offer new insights and evidence to contribute to the global knowledge base regarding SRHR in humanitarian crises, particularly in relation to the themes outlined above. We welcome analytical pieces, critical perspectives, and policy and human rights analyses that interrogate these issues, and we encourage original research articles, along with commentaries and viewpoints. Further, we invite critical reflections regarding the methodological and ethical challenges of conducting SRHR research in humanitarian settings. We also encourage the submission of narratives from individuals with relevant first-hand experiences, as well as contributions from affected countries and from activists and actors working in this field.

Other potential topics include:

  •  What are the individual experiences of people in humanitarian settings, in accessing SRHR, both practical (in terms of services) and relational? How are these experiences shaped and mediated by intersecting factors such as race, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, educational level, gender identity, disability or age?
  • How do SRHR needs, responses and delivery mechanisms shift throughout and across the different stages and contexts of humanitarian crises? How do, or should, responses vary, in relation to the nature and duration of the crises?
  • What are the impacts of living in situations of conflict and crises, or in protracted humanitarian settings, on the various ways in which familial relationships and intimacy find expression?
  • How can policy makers and practitioners working across the development and humanitarian sectors improve coordination and collaboration for the effective delivery of SRH services and the protection of rights in the context of humanitarian crises?
  • What approaches to SRHR advocacy have been most effective in humanitarian contexts?  What factors have contributed to the successes and shortcomings of such advocacy efforts?
  • How can SRHR advocates and actors continue to build on recent international momentum and commitments around SRHR in humanitarian settings, such as those made at the World Humanitarian Summit (May 2016) and in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (September 2016)?

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