Menstrual hygiene management among women and adolescent girls in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 11:53 am

Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is an essential aspect of hygiene for women and adolescent girls between menarche and menopause. Despite being an important issue concerning women and girls in the menstruating age group MHM is often overlooked in post-disaster responses. ...

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New Study Examines Characteristics of Women Seeking Abortion in Mexico City

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 10:51 am

Women who come from outside of Mexico City to obtain legal abortions are better educated, on average, than abortion seekers residing in the city and, to an even greater extent, than the residents of the communities from which they come. ...

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Capabilities Matter: Role of young people’s abilities in promoting and protecting their sexual health and rights

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 10:30 am

Globally, within the domain of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), sexual health seems to be the neglected component. Health and development initiatives typically focus on particular components of SRHR: contraception, maternal & new-born health, and HIV/AIDS (Starrs et ...

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Federalism, two-level games and the politics of abortion rights implementation in subnational Argentina

Posted on December 18, 2018 at 10:05 am

The implementation of the 2012 Argentinean Supreme Court landmark ruling, which declared abortion legal in all cases of rape and established standards of implementation of lawful abortions at all levels of government, shows an uneven pattern of compliance by subnational ...

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Offline: How to restore the credibility of UNAIDS

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 4:40 pm

“The UNAIDS Secretariat is in crisis, a crisis which threatens its vital work.” Astonishing does not even begin to describe the findings and recommendations of an Independent Expert Panel, set up to investigate harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse ...

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Pilot testing and evaluation of a toolkit for menstrual hygiene management in emergencies in three refugee camps in Northwest Tanzania

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Displaced adolescent girls and women face many challenges managing their monthly menstrual flow with dignity and comfort in various challenging settings around the world, such as refugee camps, informal settlements, and while in transit across geographies as they flee disaster ...

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Delivering contraceptive services in humanitarian settings

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 12:14 pm

WHO has launched a new tool intended for front-line health care providers to help women initiate contraception in emergency and humanitarian settings. According to a recent report by the UN refugee agency UNHCR, across the globe there are an estimated ...

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Report – Making the Case for Menstrual Health: Why Periods Matter for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 11:07 am

On November 27th, 2018, PSI-Europe organized, in collaboration with Share-Net International, a breakfast meeting under the title “Making the Case for Menstrual Health: Why Periods Matter for Sexual and Reproductive Health”. The group discussed about how menstrual health can help ...

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Infographic: Violence Against Women

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

Violence against women is a human rights violation and global pandemic.  This infographic―developed with support from the United States Agency for International Development by the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Gender-Based Violence Task Force―illustrates the multiple ways in which violence against ...

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“It isn’t that we’re prostitutes”: Child protection and sexual exploitation of adolescent girls within and beyond refugee camps in Rwanda

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 11:07 am

While refugee camps can protect children from harm, they can also introduce new risks and vulnerabilities. Research suggests that adolescent girls are at particular risk for gender-based violence and sexual exploitation. Objective This study aimed to identify existing social and ...

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