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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Whatever Happened To … The Afghan Girls Imprisoned For Failing A Virginity Test?

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 2:23 pm

In October, NPR reported on the efforts of reproductive rights activist Farhad Javid in Afghanistan. He was trying to free girls and women who had been jailed for failing a virginity test, even though such tests are banned by the ...

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Climate change disproportionately affects women and young girls – and here’s why

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 11:40 am

“Women bear the brunt of extreme weather events because they lack economic, political and legal power.” Action needs to be escalated regarding climate change to create a sustainable green future, said Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth ...

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Menstrual cup use, leakage, acceptability, safety, and availability: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Girls and women need effective, safe, and affordable menstrual products such as the Menstrual cup. Single-use products are regularly selected by agencies for resource-poor settings; the menstrual cup is a less known alternative. We reviewed international studies on menstrual cup ...

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