Making the Case for a Female-Friendly Toilet

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 11:47 am

Inadequate access to a private, comfortable, and well-located toilet remains a critical challenge for many girls and women around the world. This issue is especially acute for girls and women living in densely populated urban slums, displacement camps, and informal ...

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Designing a guideline for empowering married adolescent girls in reproductive health: a mixed-method study protocol

Posted on January 3, 2019 at 10:53 am

Investing in adolescent’s health, especially, the role of girls in community health and future generations is one of the most important strategies of the Millennium Development Goals. In this regard, supplying adolescents’ special needs including access to educational, health and ...

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Menstrual hygiene management among women and adolescent girls in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 11:53 am

Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is an essential aspect of hygiene for women and adolescent girls between menarche and menopause. Despite being an important issue concerning women and girls in the menstruating age group MHM is often overlooked in post-disaster responses. ...

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Capabilities Matter: Role of young people’s abilities in promoting and protecting their sexual health and rights

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 10:30 am

Globally, within the domain of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), sexual health seems to be the neglected component. Health and development initiatives typically focus on particular components of SRHR: contraception, maternal & new-born health, and HIV/AIDS (Starrs et ...

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Offline: How to restore the credibility of UNAIDS

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 4:40 pm

“The UNAIDS Secretariat is in crisis, a crisis which threatens its vital work.” Astonishing does not even begin to describe the findings and recommendations of an Independent Expert Panel, set up to investigate harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse ...

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Pilot testing and evaluation of a toolkit for menstrual hygiene management in emergencies in three refugee camps in Northwest Tanzania

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Displaced adolescent girls and women face many challenges managing their monthly menstrual flow with dignity and comfort in various challenging settings around the world, such as refugee camps, informal settlements, and while in transit across geographies as they flee disaster ...

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Report – Making the Case for Menstrual Health: Why Periods Matter for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 11:07 am

On November 27th, 2018, PSI-Europe organized, in collaboration with Share-Net International, a breakfast meeting under the title “Making the Case for Menstrual Health: Why Periods Matter for Sexual and Reproductive Health”. The group discussed about how menstrual health can help ...

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“It isn’t that we’re prostitutes”: Child protection and sexual exploitation of adolescent girls within and beyond refugee camps in Rwanda

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 11:07 am

While refugee camps can protect children from harm, they can also introduce new risks and vulnerabilities. Research suggests that adolescent girls are at particular risk for gender-based violence and sexual exploitation. Objective This study aimed to identify existing social and ...

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Female Genital Mutilation Constitutes Irreparable, Irreversible Harm and is an Act of Violence Against Women and Girls – 2018 UNGA Resolution A/C.3/73/L.23/Rev.1

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 11:22 am

On Monday 19 November 2018, the Third Committee approved a consensus draft seeking to intensify global efforts to end female genital mutilation. By the resolution’s terms, the Assembly called on States to implement comprehensive prevention strategies and punitive measures. The resolution ...

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EuroNGOs Conference 2018 Report

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 11:14 am

This year we met in early November to discuss how the SRHR community can help unlock rights and care for all. We are proud to share with you the conference report which provides key actions points and recommendations that came ...

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