Healthy Lives for Vulnerable Women and Children: Applying Health Systems Research

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 10:43 am

This book draws on 15 years of IDRC-funded health systems research undertaken by researchers working closely with communities and decision-makers. They have generated contextually relevant evidence at local, national, regional, and global levels to tackle these entrenched health systems challenges. ...

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Children’s Consent Framework: Policy and Practice for Maturity-Aligned Engagement of Children in Decisions about HIV-Related Medical and Social Services and Management of Confidential Information

Posted on October 17, 2018 at 11:10 am

This framework proposes standardized policies and practices to help providers, caregivers, and children navigate the individual- and situation-specific decisions as to who provides consent for HIV medical and social services or sharing of confidential HIV data. The framework is built ...

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Girls to the Front – A snapshot of girl-led organising

Posted on October 16, 2018 at 10:16 am

It’s tough being a girl. All over the world, girls face multiple layers of discrimination: for being female, for being young and for the other multiple identities that define them, such as race, class, sexual orientation and gender identity. In ...

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Private Sector: Who is Accountable?

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 9:43 am

We are pleased to share that the 2018 Report Private Sector: Who is Accountable? of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent (IAP) was launched at a high-level event co-hosted by the governments of ...

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Young Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Around the world, more than 1 billion women and men and boys and girls are living with some form of disability.1 Although most people will experience disability at some point in their lives, understanding the meaning of disability and its ...

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Blog Series: Menstruation Norms in Nepal and Beyond

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Recently, Nepal has received a lot of attention from the international community due to a New York Times article on Chhaupadi – the practice of isolating menstruating women and girls – and social taboos around menstruation. As part of the Fertility Awareness for Community ...

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Development policy and funding for gender equality and women’s empowerment across 14 donors

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm

This Highlight Story looks at 14 OECD DAC donors and analyzes their strategic priorities and funding in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The 14 donors covered are: Australia, Canada, EU institutions, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South ...

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Female sex workers and uptake of HIV/SRH services

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Female sex workers’ (FSWs) access to adequate HIV and SRH services is hampered by their marginalised position. The DIFFER project piloted and tested an innovative approach, combining FSW-targeted interventions with improving access to the general health services, and establish linkages ...

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A Reference Guide: Six Practical Tips for Understanding Data on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is a core partner on the Population Council’s Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive—a UKAID-funded research program to help end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation. Their role is to ...

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Ensuring support for SRH/FP in EU development funding

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

The European Union (EU) is a unique actor in the development cooperation field – contributions from EU institutions and its 28 Member States make it the biggest multilateral provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA) worldwide. The EU has been, and ...

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