Gender equality is central to achieving UHC and climate mitigation

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 4:38 pm

Both the 72nd World Health Assembly and the Women Deliver conference are important convenings in the lead up to the High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage this September. They are opportunities for the global community to unite and mobilize around a common advocacy agenda ...

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Very Young Adolescent and Gender Program Design Guide

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 3:41 pm

Adolescents are a large and growing portion of the world’s population. As of 2015, there were approximately 1.2 billion adolescents aged 10–19 in the world; of those, half were very young adolescents (VYAs) aged 10–14 years. VYAs are entering a ...

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Young People Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health: Toward a New Normal

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 3:26 pm

  Right now, the largest generation of young people in history is in or approaching their reproductive years. Youth need information about their bodies and rights, as well as tools and support to make the decisions best for themselves and ...

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A nightmare within a nightmare: Taking on sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 3:16 pm

When Maram* showed up at her parents’ house, battered and bruised by her husband, her mother urged her to be less stubborn, more obedient – anything to avoid a divorce. It was a nightmare within a nightmare. Her country, Yemen, ...

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Cash & Voucher Assistance and Gender- Based Violence Compendium: Practical Guidance for Humanitarian Practitioners

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 3:12 pm

The Compendium is intended as a companion to the 2015 Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action and its companion resource, the GBV Pocket Guide. The guidance was developed through the efforts of 15 ...

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Crackdown on Civil Society!

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 11:51 am

Crackdown on Civil Society – a film by Rights Reporter Foundation supported by AFEW International – is about civil society organisations who are being increasingly targeted by repressive governments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The movie presents a story of ...

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Mortality in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh: historical, social, and political context

Posted on June 5, 2019 at 5:33 am

Seventy-seven maternal deaths occurred between September 2017 and August 2018 in the Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf Upazilas, Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. Behind every one of these lives lost is a complex narrative of historical, social, and political ...

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Menstrual health, the missing piece in SRHR: Reflections from a review on menstrual health in East Africa

Posted on May 29, 2019 at 9:33 am

Menstrual health is growing topic of concern in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) globally. Research and interventions in menstrual health have traditionally been through a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) focus, limiting the issue to ...

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To Bleed or Not to Bleed? Why We Need to Integrate Menstrual Health in our Sexual and Reproductive Health Work

Posted on May 28, 2019 at 8:48 am

Menstruation profoundly affects the way women and girls experience life, form their identities and make decisions about their bodies and sexualities. Despite how important menstruation is throughout girls and women’s lives, from the first bleed to menopause, public health organizations ...

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Feminist Realities Our Power in action – Toolkit

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Feminist Realities are the living, breathing examples of the just worlds we are co-creating. They have always been in our midst. Seeking them out and sharing them will help move us all towards a place where they will be the ...

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