The Global Gender Gap Report 2014

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 10:32 am

The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based ...

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Webinar recording: Drug Use and Harm Reduction among MSM

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 4:22 am

Recording Available Here Presented by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) in partnership with Anova Health Institute and Mainline, this webinar focuses on drug use and harm reduction among men who have sex with men (MSM). The webinar ...

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New mappings of legal and social situation of trans people in 116 countries

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:04 am

The “Legal and Social Mapping” was conducted by Transgender Europe’s Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) research project in close cooperation with activists and experts from all world regions. A comprehensive questionnaire developed by the TvT project’s research team and reviewed ...

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Advocacy Brief on ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Post-2015 Agenda: Taking Their Rightful Place’

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:07 pm

The brief stocktakes on the status of SRHR and discusses the interlinkages of SRHR with other fundamental human rights. It explores the interlinkages of SRHR, poverty, food sovereignty and security, and puts forward recommendations for policy makers and cross-movement alliances ...

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ARROW for Change bulletin Vol. 20 No. 1 ‘Linking Poverty, Food Sovereignty and Security, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights’

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm

This bulletin presents a gender and rights-based analysis of poverty, food sovereignty and security, and the multiple ways in which they intersect with SRHR. The publication highlights the need to break development silos and to work within and across movements ...

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Disrespectful and abusive treatment during facility delivery in Tanzania: a facility and community survey

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Although qualitative studies have raised attention to humiliating treatment of women during labour and delivery, there are no reliable estimates of the prevalence of disrespectful and abusive treatment in health facilities. We measured the frequency of reported abusive experiences during ...

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Country progress towards the Millennium Development Goals: adjusting for socioeconomic factors reveals greater progress and new challenges

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Background The health Millennium Development Goals (4, 5, 6) impose the same ambitious 2015 targets on every country. Few low-income countries are on track to reach them. Some authors have proposed country-specific targets as a more informative method by which ...

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Improving Access to Emergency Contraception Pills through Strengthening Service Delivery and Demand Generation: A Systematic Review of Current Evidence in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:19 am

Objectives: Emergency contraception pills (ECP) are among the 13 essential commodities in the framework for action established by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. Despite having been on the market for nearly 20 years, a number ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights – a crucial agenda for the post 2015 framework

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:06 am

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are central to achieving the vision of the Millennium Development Goals. Such rights concern people’s everyday lives, their livelihoods, their opportunities and their aspirations. They allow individuals to be empowered to exercise choice in ...

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Lessons From the First Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review: From Commitment to Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (UNFPA)

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

The Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) is pleased to announce the publication of the UNFPA report Lessons From the First Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review: From Commitment to Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Developed by the UNFPA and based ...

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