Abortion stigma ends here – A toolkit for understanding and action

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 11:10 am

Abortion stigma plays a critical role in the social, medical and legal marginalization of abortion care around the world and leads to negative health outcomes for women, girls, trans people and their communities. Stigma shames and silences people seeking abortions, ...

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The centrality of Sexuality for understanding child, early and forced Marriage

Posted on January 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm

Poverty has been put forth as a leading reason for child, early and forced marriage (CEFM), but if CEFM is driven by poverty, why are boys not marrying as early as girls? The reason is that child, early, and forced ...

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‘Advocating for Change for Adolescents’ Toolkit

Posted on January 15, 2019 at 11:02 am

Today, there are more young people in the world than ever before, including 1.2 billion adolescents. Young people can bring about unprecedented societal and economic progress. However, they can only transform the world if they survive and thrive. Adolescence is ...

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Global State of Harm Reduction 2018

Posted on January 8, 2019 at 3:17 pm

The 2018 Global State of Harm Reduction is the sixth edition of this report, and the most comprehensive ever thanks to a coordinated effort of over 100 harm reduction practitioners, academics, advocates and activists from around the world. It finds ...

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Women and Young Persons with Disabilities: Guidelines for Providing Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Services to Address Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 12:34 pm

The Guidelines by Women Enabled International and the United Nations Population Fund offer practical and concrete guidance on the provision of inclusive and accessible services related to gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women ...

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Revised Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm

The Inter‐Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG) is pleased to share the revised Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings. The Field Manual, which has guided the field of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in ...

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Making the Case for a Female-Friendly Toilet

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 11:47 am

Inadequate access to a private, comfortable, and well-located toilet remains a critical challenge for many girls and women around the world. This issue is especially acute for girls and women living in densely populated urban slums, displacement camps, and informal ...

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Designing a guideline for empowering married adolescent girls in reproductive health: a mixed-method study protocol

Posted on January 3, 2019 at 10:53 am

Investing in adolescent’s health, especially, the role of girls in community health and future generations is one of the most important strategies of the Millennium Development Goals. In this regard, supplying adolescents’ special needs including access to educational, health and ...

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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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