Mortality in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh: historical, social, and political context

Posted on June 5, 2019 at 5:33 am

Seventy-seven maternal deaths occurred between September 2017 and August 2018 in the Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf Upazilas, Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. Behind every one of these lives lost is a complex narrative of historical, social, and political ...

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Menstrual health, the missing piece in SRHR: Reflections from a review on menstrual health in East Africa

Posted on May 29, 2019 at 9:33 am

Menstrual health is growing topic of concern in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) globally. Research and interventions in menstrual health have traditionally been through a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) focus, limiting the issue to ...

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To Bleed or Not to Bleed? Why We Need to Integrate Menstrual Health in our Sexual and Reproductive Health Work

Posted on May 28, 2019 at 8:48 am

Menstruation profoundly affects the way women and girls experience life, form their identities and make decisions about their bodies and sexualities. Despite how important menstruation is throughout girls and women’s lives, from the first bleed to menopause, public health organizations ...

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Feminist Realities Our Power in action – Toolkit

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Feminist Realities are the living, breathing examples of the just worlds we are co-creating. They have always been in our midst. Seeking them out and sharing them will help move us all towards a place where they will be the ...

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The Campus Hero Cafe

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 12:14 pm

Challenging masculinity to stop violence against women in Bangladesh Violence against women and girls is pervasive throughout Bangladeshi society and takes many forms. The Campus Hero Café project aims to initiate social change to prevent such violence. The project aspires ...

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Introducing psychodrama in Dhaka slums

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Transforming sexual attitudes of young males Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is one of the fastest growing megacities in the world. It is also one of the most densely populated areas globally. Of Dhaka’s estimated population of 8.5 million ...

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Creating access to sexual and reproductive health services

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 12:02 pm

Empowering young women in Burundi to avoid early pregnancy Many mothers in Burundi are nursing their first child when they are still adolescents. That this is very common doesn’t mean it is what the girls want. Early childbearing often has ...

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Three reasons why the ICPD matters to you

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 9:25 am

The International Conference on Population and Development  (ICPD) took place in Cairo in 1994. 179 world leaders reached a consensus and adopted a  programme of action, which enshrined individual reproductive rights as a basic human right. For the first time, the ...

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Postabortion Family Planning: A critical component of postabortion care

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 9:15 am

Postabortion care (PAC), which includes treatment for complications from miscarriage or induced abortion, is an opportune time to counsel and offer clients voluntary contraception. Even if a woman wants to become pregnant again soon, she should probably wait six months ...

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How the world is overcoming the Global Gag Rule

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 2:48 pm

In 2017, the United States reenacted a policy that dramatically limited how reproductive healthcare providers around the world could use its money. But proving the policy’s actual impact on reproductive health programs around the world, from Nepal to Zimbabwe, is ...

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