It’s my body

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 10:02 am

Education material for children with an intellectual disability or neurological disorder. To this training module belongs: an assessment, a workbook for students, a puppet family (from Rutgers WPF), human growth posters (male/female), pictogram booklet and the storybooks of Joya & ...

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What Works? Reducing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Posted on November 8, 2018 at 2:18 pm

Why focus on sexual harassment in the workplace? Sexual harassment adversely impacts people and business, it has significant physical and mental health consequences, costs business operations in productivity and efficiency, and can affect the well-being of all employees in the ...

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Disrespect and abuse in maternity care: individual consequences of structural violence

Posted on November 8, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Tanzania has made slow progress in reducing maternal mortality, failing to achieve Millennium Development Goal 5.1 Significant progress between 1999 and 2015, however, was achieved in increasing facility births (from 47% to 63%).2While this is a reason for optimism, over recent ...

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Private sector. Who is accountable? for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health?

Posted on November 8, 2018 at 11:21 am

At this point in the roadmap to 2030, it is essential to get it right regarding the private sector’s accountability for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ well-being, and for public health. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) will not ...

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Ending forced sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities

Posted on November 7, 2018 at 10:46 am

The European Disability Forum (EDF) and CERMI Women’s Foundation have released a comprehensive report which raises awareness on how to prevent and end forced sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities. It explains the justifications given for forced sterilisation and ...

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Menstrual Health Training Manual

Posted on November 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm

Guidelines for Menstrual Health Programming This section starts with a general introduction to menstrual health. Building on that, the Simavi guidelines for menstrual health programming are laid out. Introduction to menstrual health Menstruation is a natural and regular occurrence that ...

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Healthy Lives for Vulnerable Women and Children: Applying Health Systems Research

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 10:43 am

This book draws on 15 years of IDRC-funded health systems research undertaken by researchers working closely with communities and decision-makers. They have generated contextually relevant evidence at local, national, regional, and global levels to tackle these entrenched health systems challenges. ...

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A strategic action framework for multipurpose prevention technologies combining contraceptive hormones and antiretroviral drugs to prevent pregnancy and HIV

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 9:09 am

Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention, other sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, and contraception. Combining separate strategies for different indications into singular prevention products can reduce ...

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Children’s Consent Framework: Policy and Practice for Maturity-Aligned Engagement of Children in Decisions about HIV-Related Medical and Social Services and Management of Confidential Information

Posted on October 17, 2018 at 11:10 am

This framework proposes standardized policies and practices to help providers, caregivers, and children navigate the individual- and situation-specific decisions as to who provides consent for HIV medical and social services or sharing of confidential HIV data. The framework is built ...

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Leave No Girl Behind in Africa – Discrimination in Education against Pregnant Girls and Adolescent Mothers

Posted on October 16, 2018 at 10:36 am

The African continent has the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, according to the United Nations. Every year, thousands of girls become pregnant at the time when they should be learning history, algebra, and life skills. Adolescent girls who ...

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