Funding for Abstinence-Only Education and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention: Does State Ideology Affect Outcomes?

Posted on February 6, 2019 at 1:32 pm

The aim of this article is to examine the relationship between adolescent pregnancy–prevention and sexuality and abstinence-only education funding and adolescent birthrates over time. Also, to determine whether state ideology plays a moderating role on adolescent reproductive health, that is, ...

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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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Gender Integration and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response: Training Manual

Posted on February 4, 2019 at 10:52 am

As a part of our work with AIDSFree, members of the EnCompass team designed and delivered a three-day, face-to-face training for PEPFAR implementing partners working with orphans and other vulnerable children and key populations. The aim of this training is ...

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Kenya lifts ban on Marie Stopes abortion services after warning lives are at risk

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 2:36 pm

The Kenyan government has lifted a ban preventing the international charity Marie Stopes from providing any abortion services, following warnings the ruling endangered the lives of thousands of women. The Kenyan ministry of health said on Thursday that an audit ...

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Partner for Progress: Advancing private sector approaches to achieve the SDGs

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 12:19 pm

The health of women and children is a linchpin for building healthy and stable societies around the world. By now we know that quality health infrastructure which adequately supports mothers delivers powerful benefits for women, children, families, communities, and countries. ...

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Gender-based violence throughout the Syria conflict: A 7-year analysis

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 11:16 am

Gender-based violence (GBV) has become a prominent public health issue in the Syria crisis; amplified by the protracted nature of the conflict and the social stigma surrounding it. The Lancet-American University of Beirut Commission on Syria conducted the first systematic ...

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Abortion stigma ends here – A toolkit for understanding and action

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 11:10 am

Abortion stigma plays a critical role in the social, medical and legal marginalization of abortion care around the world and leads to negative health outcomes for women, girls, trans people and their communities. Stigma shames and silences people seeking abortions, ...

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The centrality of Sexuality for understanding child, early and forced Marriage

Posted on January 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm

Poverty has been put forth as a leading reason for child, early and forced marriage (CEFM), but if CEFM is driven by poverty, why are boys not marrying as early as girls? The reason is that child, early, and forced ...

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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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Global State of Harm Reduction 2018

Posted on January 8, 2019 at 3:17 pm

The 2018 Global State of Harm Reduction is the sixth edition of this report, and the most comprehensive ever thanks to a coordinated effort of over 100 harm reduction practitioners, academics, advocates and activists from around the world. It finds ...

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