Alles Beeft in de wind (Everything shivers with the wind)

Posted on February 1, 2018 at 8:33 am

In the 1970’s the young country Pakistan, founded in 1947, is split into a western province and an eastern province, with India in the middle. The country faces many challenges. One of these is a continuation of its huge population ...

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The political dimension of sexual rights. Commentary on the paper by Chandra-Mouli et al.: a never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception, and what we must do to make full use of it

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 9:14 am

Plain English summary The recent commentary article by Chandra-Mouli and colleagues speaks of a never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception. It calls for five things that would need to be done differently to improve access to and ...

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Policy Brief: Why should sexuality education be delivered in school-based settings?

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 3:14 pm

This policy brief provides the rationale for implementing formal sexuality-education programmes in school-based settings in Europe and Central Asia. Sexuality education delivered within a safe learning environment and alongside access to youth-friendly health services has a positive and lifelong effect ...

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Reproductive health supplies: a question of availability, quality and affordability.

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 11:10 am

Reproductive health supplies: a question of availability, quality and affordability. Be-cause health Seminar on access to quality medicines and supplies for sexual reproductive health and rights – SRHR, Wednesday 8th Nov., Brussels Insights and recommendations based on notes from the ...

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European Donor Support to Sexual & Reproductive Health & Family Planning: Trends Analysis 2016-17

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 8:52 am

This new Tracking report by Countdown 2030 Europe analyses the most recent trends in SRH/FP policies and funding by European Donor countries, collected by Countdown 2030 Europe’s national partners. The report shows that, despite an overall slight decrease in financial ...

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YouTube censors lifesaving abortion information

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 8:59 am

YouTube removed the video channels from Women on Waves and Women on Web. Both channels contained animations with lifesaving information about safe and effective ways to do an abortion with medicines. By censoring information on safe abortion, YouTube may contribute ...

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Protecting safe abortion in humanitarian settings: overcoming legal and policy barriers

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 10:18 am

Women and girls are increasingly the direct and targeted victims of armed conflict and studies show that they are disproportionately and differentially affected. However, humanitarian laws, policies, and protocols have yet to be meaningfully interpreted and adapted to respond to ...

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Infographic: Putting a Price Tag on Child Marriage

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 3:34 pm

According to the Economic Impacts of Child Marriage report published by the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), child marriage will cost developing countries trillions of dollars by 2030. In contrast, ending child marriage would ...

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Development of Long Live Love +, a school-based online sexual health programme for young adults. An intervention mapping approach

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 8:48 am

This paper describes the development of a Dutch online programme called Long Live Love+ focusing on positive, coercion-free relationships, contraception use, and the prevention of STIs, using the Intervention Mapping (IM) approach. All six steps of the approach were followed. ...

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Probing the politics of comprehensive sexuality education: ‘Universality’ versus ‘Cultural Sensitivity’: a Dutch–Bangladeshi collaboration on adolescent sexuality education

Posted on January 8, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Abstract As part of Western European development aid policy, comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is increasingly promoted in resource-poor countries. This paper engages with CSE promotion in Bangladesh funded by the Dutch Government. It unpacks the ‘collaboration’ by looking at how ...

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