Contraception Atlas 2019

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 10:09 am

The Contraception Atlas – a map that scores 46 countries throughout geographical Europe on access to modern contraception, launched its third annual edition last week at the European Parliament, continuing to reveal a very uneven picture across Europe. The Atlas stratifies countries ...

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From Commitment to Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – Lessons from the Second Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 5:40 pm

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique human rights monitoring mechanism where the human rights record of each of the 193 United Nations Member States is reviewed every 4.5 years by other Member States. During the second  ycle (2012–16), ...

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Evidence to End FGM/C Project

Posted on February 7, 2019 at 11:32 am

February 6th, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, brings attention on a global level to the need to support efforts towards the abandonment of FGM/C. The Evidence to End FGM/C project is contributing to the campaign to ...

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Knowledge File Sexual & Gender Diversity in SRHR

Posted on February 7, 2019 at 11:12 am

Everyone has a right to enjoy a healthy sexual and relational life and to experience their own sexuality in a positive, safe way, free of coercion, discrimination, stigma and violence. Inclusive SRHR, respecting SOGIESC, sometimes in highly politicized societies and ...

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Funding for Abstinence-Only Education and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention: Does State Ideology Affect Outcomes?

Posted on February 6, 2019 at 1:32 pm

The aim of this article is to examine the relationship between adolescent pregnancy–prevention and sexuality and abstinence-only education funding and adolescent birthrates over time. Also, to determine whether state ideology plays a moderating role on adolescent reproductive health, that is, ...

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European Donor Support to Sexual & Reproductive Health & Family Planning: Trends Analysis 2017-18

Posted on February 4, 2019 at 11:01 am

New report by Countdown 2030 Europe, which analyses the most recent trends in SRH and FP policies and funding support by European donor countries.   The analysis shows that SRH/FP funding largely remained protected, even where some cuts to Official ...

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Gender Integration and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response: Training Manual

Posted on February 4, 2019 at 10:52 am

As a part of our work with AIDSFree, members of the EnCompass team designed and delivered a three-day, face-to-face training for PEPFAR implementing partners working with orphans and other vulnerable children and key populations. The aim of this training is ...

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Kenya lifts ban on Marie Stopes abortion services after warning lives are at risk

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 2:36 pm

The Kenyan government has lifted a ban preventing the international charity Marie Stopes from providing any abortion services, following warnings the ruling endangered the lives of thousands of women. The Kenyan ministry of health said on Thursday that an audit ...

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Partner for Progress: Advancing private sector approaches to achieve the SDGs

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 12:19 pm

The health of women and children is a linchpin for building healthy and stable societies around the world. By now we know that quality health infrastructure which adequately supports mothers delivers powerful benefits for women, children, families, communities, and countries. ...

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Gender-based violence throughout the Syria conflict: A 7-year analysis

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 11:16 am

Gender-based violence (GBV) has become a prominent public health issue in the Syria crisis; amplified by the protracted nature of the conflict and the social stigma surrounding it. The Lancet-American University of Beirut Commission on Syria conducted the first systematic ...

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