Factors influencing access around contraception and abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran, Bangladesh and the Netherlands

Posted on April 23, 2021 at 11:50 am

The COVID-19 situation left noteworthy numbers of women of reproductive age 15 49 with reduced access to contraception and abortion services. This mixed-method research analyzed and compared the differences in accessibility in family planning/contraceptive methods and abortion services in three ...

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Trans and hijra lives in times of COVID-19

Posted on March 18, 2021 at 5:37 pm

In early 2020, Share-Net International launched a special round of small grants which were aimed at funding research projects that specifically centred on SRHR, gender equality and COVID-19.  For this blog, Dr. Adnan Hossain, research associate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, ...

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Focus on Abortion: Special Supplement

Posted on January 6, 2021 at 5:42 pm

The peer-reviewed journal International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health has recently published a special supplement on the Focus on Abortion. It, among others, includes an article on the Global Developments in Laws on Induced Abortion, highlighting the period of ...

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Toolkit for managing and improving the quality of SRHR services in fragile and humanitarian settings during COVID-19 and future pandemics

Posted on December 8, 2020 at 3:14 pm

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Share-Net International members Balanced Stewardship Development Association (BALSDA) and Organization for Health in Sustainable Development (OHISD) based in Nigeria and Cameroon respectively, have developed a toolkit for managing and improving the quality of SRHR ...

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UNDP COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker

Posted on November 2, 2020 at 3:33 pm

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recently launched the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker. The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender ...

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M-RAT: Monitoring Menstrual Hygiene Management Programming in Emergencies

Posted on September 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm

The MHM Rapid Assessment Tool (M-RAT) is used to evaluate the status & reach of MHM programming within an ongoing humanitarian emergency. It can help to identify strengths & areas…

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From insights to action: Gender equality in the wake of COVID-19

Posted on September 2, 2020 at 5:09 pm

UN Women recently published a new report on the gendered impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on extreme poverty, employment, health, unpaid care, and violence against women and girls. The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral, and COVID‑19 is no exception. This publication ...

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Unlocking the lockdown: The gendered effects of COVID-19 on achieving the SDGS in Asia and the Pacific

Posted on August 6, 2020 at 2:17 pm

Recently, UN Women published a new report and dataset on the gendered effects of COVID-19 on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific. Throughout the report, UN Women and Women Count dive into the gendered effects ...

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Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance for the COVID-19 context

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:53 pm

Countries around the world are facing the challenge of increased demand for care of people with COVID-19, compounded by fear, misinformation and limitations on movement that disrupt the delivery of health care for all conditions. Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance ...

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COVID-19 at the Intersection of Gender and Disability

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:49 pm

In March 2020, Women Enabled International (WEI) identified a gap in initial global responses to COVID-19: many actors were discussing how to include women and persons with disabilities in the response, but few were considering the unique experiences of women ...

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