SRHR: Opportunities in EU external action beyond 2020

Posted on July 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Twenty-five years have passed since the International Conference on Population and Development that laid the foundation for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). In this paper, we review the place of SRHR in future EU policies, partnerships and funding, ...

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Human Rights Council: Critical Gains Despite Backlash – Joint CSOs Statement

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 4:32 pm

The undersigned organizations applaud the Human Rights Council for upholding the strongest standards of women’s and girls’ rights through the adoption of resolutions on violence against women and girls (VAWG), discrimination against women and girls (DAWG), and child, early and ...

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We urge the new European Parliament to stand up for reproductive freedom, safety and dignity

Posted on July 9, 2019 at 9:30 am

MEPs play a huge role in securing reproductive freedom and gender equality in the EU and abroad. Following the election of a new European Parliament, IPPF EN will continue working closely with them to ensure that these issues remain high on the EU’s agenda. The May ...

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Technical brief for the Integration of Menstrual Health in SRHR

Posted on June 20, 2019 at 3:49 pm

Technical brief sees Menstrual health is an entry point and essential lens to understand and approach women’s sexual and reproductive health journeys. The menstrual cycle accompanies girls and women from the beginning of puberty until menopause and is an important ...

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Gender equality is central to achieving UHC and climate mitigation

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 4:38 pm

Both the 72nd World Health Assembly and the Women Deliver conference are important convenings in the lead up to the High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage this September. They are opportunities for the global community to unite and mobilize around a common advocacy agenda ...

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Very Young Adolescent and Gender Program Design Guide

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 3:41 pm

Adolescents are a large and growing portion of the world’s population. As of 2015, there were approximately 1.2 billion adolescents aged 10–19 in the world; of those, half were very young adolescents (VYAs) aged 10–14 years. VYAs are entering a ...

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Menstrual health, the missing piece in SRHR: Reflections from a review on menstrual health in East Africa

Posted on May 29, 2019 at 9:33 am

Menstrual health is growing topic of concern in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) globally. Research and interventions in menstrual health have traditionally been through a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) focus, limiting the issue to ...

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To Bleed or Not to Bleed? Why We Need to Integrate Menstrual Health in our Sexual and Reproductive Health Work

Posted on May 28, 2019 at 8:48 am

Menstruation profoundly affects the way women and girls experience life, form their identities and make decisions about their bodies and sexualities. Despite how important menstruation is throughout girls and women’s lives, from the first bleed to menopause, public health organizations ...

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Feminist Realities Our Power in action – Toolkit

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Feminist Realities are the living, breathing examples of the just worlds we are co-creating. They have always been in our midst. Seeking them out and sharing them will help move us all towards a place where they will be the ...

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Creating access to sexual and reproductive health services

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 12:02 pm

Empowering young women in Burundi to avoid early pregnancy Many mothers in Burundi are nursing their first child when they are still adolescents. That this is very common doesn’t mean it is what the girls want. Early childbearing often has ...

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