10th Rainbow Europe: Confirmed stagnation and regression on LGBTI equality calls for immediate action

Posted on July 9, 2019 at 8:34 am

Officially unveiled today in Oslo (13 May 2019) at the annual intergovernmental Forum marking the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, and Interphobia (IDAHOBIT), the 2019 Rainbow Europe Map is sending an unequivocal message to national governments and European institutions alike: we can no ...

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Fifty years of HIV: how close are we to a cure?

Posted on July 8, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Nobody knew what killed Robert Rayford. The African American boy was just 15 years old when he presented at St Louis city hospital in late 1968, but the medical team drew a blank. Unexplained swelling in Rayford’s genitalia soon spread ...

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The World’s Abortion Laws

Posted on July 8, 2019 at 4:36 pm

The Center for Reproductive Rights’ shares the 2019 edition of their World Abortion Laws Map! The revamped interactive website has a suite of new features, including an abortion law and policy guide, to support advocates in advancing reform, and a ...

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Having a Child Before Becoming an Adult: Exploring The Economic Impact in a Multi-Country Analysis

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Prepared for the Women Deliver 2019 Conference by Population Council and Women Deliver, this report presents findings from one of the first multi-country analyses to examine the short- and long-term impacts of having a child before 18 on employment and ...

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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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Prioritizing SRHR of adolescent girls and young women within HIV treatment and care services in emergency settings: a girl-centered agenda

Posted on June 19, 2019 at 4:25 pm

Extensive documentation exists on a range of negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes and rights violations occurring during humanitarian emergencies. We explore two central questions: Do existing policies, services, and research adequately address the SRH rights, priorities and HIV risks ...

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New study finds no link between HIV infection and contraceptive methods

Posted on June 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm

A large clinical research study conducted in four African countries found no significant difference in risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods. Published today in the Lancet, the study showed that each method ...

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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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Young People Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health: Toward a New Normal

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 3:26 pm

  Right now, the largest generation of young people in history is in or approaching their reproductive years. Youth need information about their bodies and rights, as well as tools and support to make the decisions best for themselves and ...

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