Understanding the male menopause and mental health

Posted on September 3, 2020 at 4:02 pm

OptiMale recently published a guide called “Understanding the Male Menopause and Mental Health” With COVID-19 pandemic halting normal life, many older men with symptoms of male menopause might be experiencing…

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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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Devex Gender Data Series: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls

Posted on July 28, 2020 at 4:07 pm

Over the last couple of months, Devex, Facebook and WFP have co-produced a series of one-hour events on “mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls”. The events dive into how data can inform policy-making, gender-sensitive COVID-19 responses, ensure ...

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A Young Woman’s Toolkit for advocacy on SRHR and mental health

Posted on June 30, 2020 at 11:31 am

The World YWCA She Speaks platform together with Feminism in India recently launched their Young Woman’s Toolkit for advocacy on sexual and reproductive health & rights (SRHR) and mental health.…

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Are you ready for change? Gender equality attitudes study 2019

Posted on June 30, 2020 at 11:06 am

UN Women recently published a new study on gender equality attitudes that explores how to challenge discriminatory attitudes and gender roles that perpetuate inequalities. By using a 10-country pilot study,…

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Share-Net Bangladesh presents policy review: Breaking the Last Taboo on Menstruation in Bangladesh

Posted on June 9, 2020 at 1:05 pm

We are proud that Share-Net Bangladesh has developed a policy review addressing the challenges of menstruation in Bangladesh. Despite the government’s continuous effort in addressing menstrual health and hygiene management in Bangladesh, it continues to be a challenge, especially at ...

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Climate Change, Disasters and Gender-Based Violence in the Pacific

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 12:44 pm

Earthquakes, severe flooding, and tropical storms regularly affect the Pacific region, and these climate-related hazards are expected to increase further as the climate changes. Globally, during the period of 2000-2009, there were three times as many disasters as there were ...

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“Prevention of Violence Is Possible”: A Conversation With Rachel Jewkes About What We Have Learned From a Five-Year Research Program Addressing Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls

Posted on December 16, 2019 at 1:23 pm

Rose Wilcher, co-chair of the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Gender-Based Violence Task Force, recently spoke with Rachel Jewkes, Consortium Director of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Global Programme. What Works, a program funded by the ...

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A Package of SRHR Interventions—What Does It Mean for Adolescents?

Posted on December 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm

This article analyzes the relevance of the comprehensive definition of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) to adolescents and identifies adolescent-specific implications for the implementation of an essential package of SRHR interventions. The delivery of a comprehensive approach to ...

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