“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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Activist Toolkit on Differentiated Service Delivery

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 10:46 am

This week was all about #PeerPower as young people gathered at the PATA 2018 Youth Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The International AIDS Society Youth Champions attended, discussed and presented. As the Summit comes to a close we are ...

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What Works? Reducing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Posted on November 8, 2018 at 2:18 pm

Why focus on sexual harassment in the workplace? Sexual harassment adversely impacts people and business, it has significant physical and mental health consequences, costs business operations in productivity and efficiency, and can affect the well-being of all employees in the ...

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Menstrual Health Training Manual

Posted on November 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm

Guidelines for Menstrual Health Programming This section starts with a general introduction to menstrual health. Building on that, the Simavi guidelines for menstrual health programming are laid out. Introduction to menstrual health Menstruation is a natural and regular occurrence that ...

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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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