Three reasons why the ICPD matters to you

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 9:25 am

The International Conference on Population and Development  (ICPD) took place in Cairo in 1994. 179 world leaders reached a consensus and adopted a  programme of action, which enshrined individual reproductive rights as a basic human right. For the first time, the ...

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How the world is overcoming the Global Gag Rule

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 2:48 pm

In 2017, the United States reenacted a policy that dramatically limited how reproductive healthcare providers around the world could use its money. But proving the policy’s actual impact on reproductive health programs around the world, from Nepal to Zimbabwe, is ...

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(De)briefing on CPD & ICPD+25 meeting – Report

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 9:32 am

On the 11th of  April 2019, Share-Net Netherlands hosted a debriefing on the 52nd session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD). Share-Net members also tool a forward look into the International Conference on Population and Development @25 (ICPD) ...

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Gender equity in the health workforce: Analysis of 104 countries

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

The health and social sector, with its 234 million workers, is one of the biggest and fastest growing employers in the world, particularly of women. Women comprise seven out of ten health and social care workers and contribute US$ 3 ...

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ICPD+25 Shadow Report: Amplifying and accelerating action on young people’s SRHR

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 2:35 pm

Right Here Right Now (RHRN) is a fiveyear programme and global strategic partnership active in ten countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Honduras, Bolivia), and the Caribbean sub-region. Our partnership envisions a world where all young people ...

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Sexual health, rights & pleasure: meaningfully engaging the perfect triangle

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 11:33 am

To improve sexual health, even in this charged political moment, necessitates going beyond biomedical approaches, and requires meaningfully addressing sexual rights and sexual pleasure. A world where positive intersections between sexual health, sexual rights and sexual pleasure are reinforced in ...

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Adopting a gender transformative approach in sexual and reproductive health and rights, and genderbased violence programmes – Rutgers Toolkit

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 9:47 am

During the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda, today, Rutgers launches its toolkit on gender transformative approaches (GTA). A first edition was handed to Renet van der Waals of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Ton ...

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Women’s empowerment in Egypt: the reliability of a complex construct

Posted on April 29, 2019 at 10:57 am

Women’s empowerment, defined as the process where women acquire enabling resources that enhance their agency, is a strategy employed to improve women’s reproductive health. Agency is conceptualised as the ability to define life choices. However, measures of women’s agency, such ...

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Safe Menstrual Practices Important for Progress

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 11:53 am

In Bangladesh a large number of girls said they felt uncomfortable to go to school or travel during their period due to abdominal pain and the fear of leakage from rags. Credit: Shafiqul Alam Kiron/IPS UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2019 ...

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Just the Numbers: The Impact of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance, 2019

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 9:49 am

Investments in sexual and reproductive health and rights have profound and measurable benefits. Addressing the full range of sexual and reproductive health needs and rights of all people at all stages of their lives is essential for maternal, newborn, child ...

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