Leadership & Innovation—Listening to and Learning From Young People in Burundi

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Abstract This commentary describes young people’s leadership from the perspective of a youth-led organization in the Link Up project in Burundi, Réseau National des Jeunes vivant avec le VIH. It describes processes that enable young people to guide, influence, deliver, ...

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Share-Net Report Expert Meeting Gender-Based Violence

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 5:23 pm

On the 8th of December Share-Net Netherlands, together with Oxfam Novib, RNW Media and Simavi, organized an Expert Meeting focusing on addressing social norms to eradicate gender-based violence (GBV). During an inspiring day-long event hosted by Nicolien Zuijdgeest, participants listened, debated ...

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Feeling ‘Blue’: Pornography and Sex Education in Eastern Africa

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm

This study examined young people’s exposure to sexually explicit media (SEM) in Ethiopia and Uganda, where comprehensive sexuality education is often lacking or even non-existent. Through mixed-method, youth-centred participatory research, young people affirmed the ubiquity of pornography – even in ...

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Internet Politics: a feminist guide to navigating online power

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 8:23 am

Picture Credit: feministinternet.net Recognising the political importance of our technical decisions is within reach, leading ultimately to reclaiming power and control of our activism in the digital sphere as well as in the offline world. In feminist activism, it goes ...

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Movie Kyrgyzstan: Staying Together To Survive

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 8:51 pm

“This is Kyrgyzstan, a country with very complicated drug policy and a very active community of people who use drugs.” Watch this video produced by Drug User News at Drugreporter, about harm reduction and activism in Kyrgyzstan. In the movie NGO ...

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SRHR Financing demystified

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 5:05 pm

In 2015, substantial changes are proposed to the present development financing architecture. This presents both threats and opportunities for the availability of funding for reproductive health  supplies and sexual and reproductive health and rights at the global, regional, national and ...

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A Review of Evidence: Private Sector Engagement in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Maternal and Child Health

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 4:06 pm

Executive Summary Most poor people in most poor countries get most of their healthcare from private rather than public sources. This paper reviews current evidence about the way in which the private sector delivers Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and ...

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UNFPA Technical Guidance for Prioritizing Adolescent Health

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Adolescent health has become a priority on the global agenda. Many low- and middle-income countries increasingly recognize that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires greater investments in adolescents’ health and development. National governments and partners see the importance of prioritizing ...

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SDG Charter in NL: We are ready

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Historic opportunity to contribute as nation to universal Sustainable Development Goals For the first time in history, the world’s nations will adopt a universal and comprehensive agenda for sustainable development with goals to be realized. At the 70th United Nations ...

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2015 annual report of the H6 Joint Programme on SRHR, Maternal & Child Health

Posted on December 22, 2016 at 12:46 pm

The H6 Joint Programme is a collaborative effort of H6 partners (UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO and The Word Bank), in collaboration with Canada and Sida, for accelerating improved maternal and child health in 10 countries with the highest ...

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