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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27 things you need to do about UHC’s most important challenges

Posted on September 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm

On September 3rd, about 35 people, including researchers, policy-makers, civil society organisations and practitioners, got together to talk about Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The meeting How to ensure that strategies for achieving Universal Health Coverage are inclusive and implemented?’ ,kicked ...

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PrEP 4 Youth

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 2:42 pm

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a new HIV prevention method that offers more than 90 percent protection when taken correctly. The OPTIONS Consortium, in collaboration with the South African National Department of Health, created five short, powerful videos that encourage ...

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Whatever Happened To … The Afghan Girls Imprisoned For Failing A Virginity Test?

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 2:23 pm

In October, NPR reported on the efforts of reproductive rights activist Farhad Javid in Afghanistan. He was trying to free girls and women who had been jailed for failing a virginity test, even though such tests are banned by the ...

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Family Planning Data Sheet 2019 – Highlights

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm

What drives differences in family planning (FP) use across countries? How does the mix of contraceptive methods vary across countries and regions? To answer these questions and more, the 2019 Family Planning Data feature digs into fertility intentions, method mix, ...

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Preventing Violence Against Women: A Primer for African Women’s Organisations

Posted on September 11, 2019 at 10:42 pm

About The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) have developed a primer for African women’s organisations regarding preventing violence against women. AWDF is a grantmaking foundation that supports local, national and regional women’s organisations working towards the empowerment of African women ...

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Climate change disproportionately affects women and young girls – and here’s why

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 11:40 am

“Women bear the brunt of extreme weather events because they lack economic, political and legal power.” Action needs to be escalated regarding climate change to create a sustainable green future, said Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth ...

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Contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Access to sexual and reproductive health services and information, including a comprehensive range of contraceptive methods, is fundamental to the rights and well-being of women and adolescent girls (1–4). There is a wide range of hormonal and non-hormonal modern contraceptive ...

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Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys In The Syria Crisis

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 1:10 pm

As the civil war in Syria further deteriorates, accounts of systematic human rights abuses continue to emerge, including torture, starvation, and widespread sexual violence against civilians and combatants. More than five million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries in search ...

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