A gendered approach to positive girl and boy development – Key Outcomes and Recommendations of the 2018 Gender 360 Summit

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 10:36 am

The 2018 Gender 360 Summit in Washington, DC, hosted by FHI 360 along with 23 sponsor and partner organizations, brought together approximately 400 people from more than 25 countries. This included international development donors, practitioners, researchers, global south organizations and ...

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From Commitment to Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – Lessons from the Second Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 5:40 pm

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique human rights monitoring mechanism where the human rights record of each of the 193 United Nations Member States is reviewed every 4.5 years by other Member States. During the second  ycle (2012–16), ...

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Evidence to End FGM/C Project

Posted on February 7, 2019 at 11:32 am

February 6th, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, brings attention on a global level to the need to support efforts towards the abandonment of FGM/C. The Evidence to End FGM/C project is contributing to the campaign to ...

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European Donor Support to Sexual & Reproductive Health & Family Planning: Trends Analysis 2017-18

Posted on February 4, 2019 at 11:01 am

New report by Countdown 2030 Europe, which analyses the most recent trends in SRH and FP policies and funding support by European donor countries.   The analysis shows that SRH/FP funding largely remained protected, even where some cuts to Official ...

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‘Advocating for Change for Adolescents’ Toolkit

Posted on January 15, 2019 at 11:02 am

Today, there are more young people in the world than ever before, including 1.2 billion adolescents. Young people can bring about unprecedented societal and economic progress. However, they can only transform the world if they survive and thrive. Adolescence is ...

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Revised Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm

The Inter‐Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG) is pleased to share the revised Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings. The Field Manual, which has guided the field of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in ...

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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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