Special Issue: Gendered Inequalities: Policy and Practice Perspectives

Posted on September 26, 2015 at 8:59 am

Journal Gender & Development Volume 23, Issue 2, July 2015 – Inequalities Patterns of poverty and inequality are changing, and challenging the ways we understand development. Today’s increasing polarisation between rich and poor in middle-income and high-income countries highlights the ...

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Map of Sex Work Law

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 7:12 am

This is a map of national ‘legal frameworks’ around sex work. It aims to provide an accurate overview, in plain English. of the laws, regulations, directives and enforcement practices that govern the sale of sexual services by adult women. Each ...

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Do Not Wake Up a Sleeping Lion. Mapping the Legal Environment of LGBTQ Persons in Francophone West Africa

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 9:13 am

The objective of the mapping of the legal environment is to take stock of the legal status of LGBTQ individuals in five West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Togo. Legal status means, first and foremost, the ...

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Webinar recording: What Does the New Development Agenda Mean for Women and Girls?

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 7:38 am

The International Women’s Health Coalition hosted a webinar on the historic 2030 Agenda and its commitments to achieve gender equality and realize women’s health and rights. Panelists share three different perspectives—as representatives of a government, a UN agency, and a ...

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Covering the Last Kilometer: Using GIS to Scale-Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services in Iringa and Njombe Regions, Tanzania

Posted on September 20, 2015 at 8:49 am

doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-15-00151 Glob Health Sci Pract September 10, 2015 vol. 3 no. 3 p. 503-515 Abstract Background: Based on the established protective effect of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in reducing female-to-male HIV transmission, Tanzania’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) embarked on the scale-up of ...

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Share-Net Agenda Setting Report Jordan

Posted on September 14, 2015 at 10:40 am

This report has been prepared for Share-Net International, the Knowledge Platform on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), for Jordan. The Platform and its Secretariat are based in the Netherlands. The Platform’s focus is on strengthening the role knowledge ...

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Evidence-based advocacy: showing what works

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 10:30 am

Through Countdown to 2015, FCI works with scientists, governments, UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and fellow advocates to publish robust, objective data and analysis of the state of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) in the 75 highest-burden countries. With ...

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Realizing nurses’ full potential

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 8:40 am

Sheila Tlou tells Fiona Fleck about the innovative approaches to the HIV epidemic she helped to develop by blending her talents as professor of nursing, civil society activist and director of a theatre company. Q: What drew you to public ...

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Monitoring inequality: an emerging priority for health post-2015

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 8:37 am

The Millennium Development Goals focused on poverty and development and reducing inequalities between countries. Progress was monitored through national averages without adequate attention to within-country inequality. The post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDG) stress “leaving no one behind” – with goal ...

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PreventionNow: An Integration Agenda for Women, By Women

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 8:15 am

I wanted to share with you a brand new report launched yesterday by CHANGE and AVAC about integrating health services (and advocacy around integration) for women and girls, globally. The report is the product of a meeting held in Nairobi, ...

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