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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Modern contraceptive use, unmet need, and demand satisfied among women of reproductive age who are married or in a union in the focus countries of the Family Planning 2020 initiative: a systematic analysis using the Family Planning Estimation Tool

Posted on January 8, 2018 at 10:49 am

Background The London Summit on Family Planning in 2012 inspired the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) initiative and the 120×20 goal of having an additional 120 million women and adolescent girls become users of modern contraceptives in 69 of the world’s ...

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Sexuality Education as a means of preventing violence

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 10:17 am

To mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign, as well as the Human Rights Day, the European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights, as youth advocates from Europe have developed specific messages in the form ...

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Training of Sexuality Educators

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 9:11 am

The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Expert Group on Sexuality Education developed a new document, which concentrates on the training of Sexuality Educators and the competencies they should acquire. The ...

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Women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 9:08 am

Sexual and reproductive rights, including the right to sexual and reproductive health, are intrinsic elements of the human rights framework and effective state action to guarantee sexual and reproductive health and rights is imperative. Without it, some of the most ...

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A Woman’s Voice for Women at the U.N. Agency for Reproductive Rights

Posted on December 18, 2017 at 8:51 am

When Dr. Natalia Kanem visited a mobile maternal clinic in Syria’s war-ravaged city of Homs this year, she was struck by one patient’s cause of anxiety. It was not pregnancy. “The first thing the woman wanted to know was, could ...

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Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms Platform

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms seeks to advance understanding and challenge and change harmful gender norms by connecting a global community of researchers and thought leaders committed to equality for adolescents and young adults. Through the sharing of ...

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Mero Jivan Mero Rojai

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm

In April 2017, production on a video about child marriage began in the Terai region of Nepal. The purpose behind the film was to provide a video resource as part of a toolkit for organisations and change makers working with ...

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IPM’s Three-month HIV Prevention Vaginal Ring Begins First Clinical Trial

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) announced today the start of the first clinical trial of vaginal rings designed to slowly release the antiretroviral (ARV) drug dapivirine over three months to prevent HIV in women. The development of a ...

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Child Marriage—and Divorce—in Zaatari

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 12:36 pm

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan—Child marriage among Syrian girls in the Zaatari refugee camp is on the rise. The practice of child marriage is not new among Syrians refugees in Jordan; in fact, it has received extensive attention since the war ...

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