Infographics NWO-WOTRO SRHR Research programme

Posted on September 3, 2020 at 1:14 pm

On the 27th of August 2020, the virtual final conference of the NWO-WOTRO SRHR research programme (focus Bangladesh, Burundi & Jordan) took place, organised with Share-Net International and MannionDaniels. The theme was ‘Listen to us’, Voices of youth on SRHR ...

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Adding it Up 2019 release

Posted on August 6, 2020 at 4:42 pm

New data published from the Adding it Up 2019 study by the Guttmacher Institute show that providing essential sexual and reproductive health care would reduce unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and maternal deaths by about two-thirds in low- and middle-income countries. ...

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Technical Note on COVID-19 and Harmful Practices

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:36 pm

Introduction COVID-19 has upended the lives of children and families across the globe and is impacting efforts to end child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Actions taken to contain the spread of the pandemic – such as school closures ...

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Stand with Adolescent Girls and Young Women During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: Joint Statement and Recommendations

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 11:33 am

The global pandemic COVID-19 lays bare and exacerbates existing inequalities. For adolescent girls and young women in many places, this means that the harmful impacts of patriarchy and gender inequality are magnified and intensified. The coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns ...

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COVID-19 and Child, Early and Forced Marriage: An Agenda for Action

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 8:34 pm

Girls not Brides have released a brief titled “COVID-19 and Child, Early and Forced Marriage: An Agenda for Action”. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic is already having a devastating effect on…

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Violence against women increased by climate breakdown

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 2:53 pm

Climate breakdown and the global crisis of environmental degradation are increasing violence against women and girls, while gender-based exploitation is in turn hampering our ability to tackle the crises, a major report of the International Union for the Conservation of ...

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From child brides and FGM survivors to leaders on a global stage

Posted on January 6, 2020 at 5:15 pm

Survivors and advocates Nachaki, Rosillah and Eunice speak with advocate and psychotherapist Leyla Hussein at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. (L-R) Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Pratt/Too Young to Wed. NAIROBI, Kenya/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Monicah, 13, was astonished to learn ...

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Tackling the Taboo: Sexuality and gender-transformative programmes to end child, early and forced marriage and unions

Posted on July 22, 2019 at 3:56 pm

Tackling the Taboo focuses on the need to address patriarchal control of adolescent girls’ sexuality in the fight against child, early and forced marriage and unions, and highlights the vital role played by gender-transformative programmes. The report presents findings from ...

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Having a Child Before Becoming an Adult: Exploring The Economic Impact in a Multi-Country Analysis

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Prepared for the Women Deliver 2019 Conference by Population Council and Women Deliver, this report presents findings from one of the first multi-country analyses to examine the short- and long-term impacts of having a child before 18 on employment and ...

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“Child marriage” in context: exploring local attitudes towards early marriage in rural Tanzania

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm

A global campaign to end “child marriage” has emerged over the last decade as part of growing international commitments to address gender inequities and improve female well being. Campaigns typically assert that young brides have negligible autonomy in the marriage ...

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