Sexual and reproductive rights under attack: the advance of political and moral conservatism in Brazil

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 11:23 am

Abstract This article discusses political setbacks related to sexual and reproductive health and rights that have occurred in Brazil in the last 5 years (2014–2018) resulting from the significant role played by Christian (Evangelical and Catholic) parliamentarians in the legislative ...

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THINK-TANK: Sexual, reproductive and maternal health of refugees and undocumented migrants in the Netherlands

Posted on October 10, 2019 at 10:55 am

On the 28th of August, approximately 20 practitioners and scholars met to develop a research agenda regarding Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of refugees and undocumented migrants in the Netherlands. Co-organized by Share-Net Netherlands and the Centre for Social ...

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Respectful Maternity Care – Social Media Toolkit

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 9:50 am

The Global Respectful Maternity Care Council, a robust community of maternal health researchers, practitioners, advocates, policymakers and programmers, convened by White Ribbon Alliance, is proud to launch the updated Respectful Maternity Care Charter: Universal Rights of Women and Newbornsas the ...

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My Body, My Voice: Sharing women’s views on abortion care

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 3:50 pm

Globally, one in four women will access abortion care in their lifetime. Yet, with abortion still highly stigmatised, many of these experiences remain silenced. To mark International Safe Abortion Day, Marie Stopes International have launched a new report – My ...

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Developing an integrated intervention to address intimate partner violence and psychological distress in Congolese refugee women in Tanzania

Posted on September 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm

Multi-sectoral, integrated interventions have long been recommended for addressing mental health and its social determinants (e.g., gender-based violence) in settings of ongoing adversity. We developed an integrated health and protection intervention to reduce psychological distress and intimate partner violence (IPV), ...

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At UN, Trump Administration Professes ‘No International Right To An Abortion’

Posted on September 26, 2019 at 2:47 pm

The Trump administration is calling on UN member nations to oppose efforts to promote access to abortion internationally, a move immediately criticized by reproductive rights groups seeking greater access to the services globally. At a meeting of the United Nations ...

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My Clit Counts

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 2:42 pm

In a world that is obsessed with penises and prioritizes the needs of men, the gynecological health and sexual pleasure of women* often takes a back seat. The clit – the unknown organ – has come to symbolise this inequality. ...

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Putting women, children and adolescents at the heart of universal health coverage

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 12:59 pm

Women, children and adolescents account for two thirds of the world’s population, and nearly 80% in sub-Saharan Africa. Universal health coverage therefore cannot be achieved without realizing women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. In turn, women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health cannot ...

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Trends in Maternal Mortality: 2000 to 2017

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 12:47 pm

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched on 25 September 2015 and came into force on 1 January 2016 for the 15-year period until 31 December 2030. Among the 17 SDGs, the direct health-related targets come under SDG 3: Ensure ...

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Leave policies and practice for non-traditional families

Posted on September 24, 2019 at 3:18 pm

‘Leave policies and practice for non-traditional families’ policy memo provides an overview of the extent to which non-traditional families are taken into account by Member States in developing family leave policies. The right to maternity, paternity and parental leave for ...

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