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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Linkages between climate change and sexual and reproductive health & rights: a demographic perspective

Posted on November 12, 2019 at 5:45 pm

Global warming is projected to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2050 and the expectation is that the impact of climate change on socio-ecological systems will be grim and widespread. Although countries are already grappling with climate-induced food scarcity and the ...

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My Clit Counts

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 2:42 pm

In a world that is obsessed with penises and prioritizes the needs of men, the gynecological health and sexual pleasure of women* often takes a back seat. The clit – the unknown organ – has come to symbolise this inequality. ...

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Putting women, children and adolescents at the heart of universal health coverage

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 12:59 pm

Women, children and adolescents account for two thirds of the world’s population, and nearly 80% in sub-Saharan Africa. Universal health coverage therefore cannot be achieved without realizing women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. In turn, women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health cannot ...

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27 things you need to do about UHC’s most important challenges

Posted on September 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm

On September 3rd, about 35 people, including researchers, policy-makers, civil society organisations and practitioners, got together to talk about Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The meeting How to ensure that strategies for achieving Universal Health Coverage are inclusive and implemented?’ ,kicked ...

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