Ending preventable stillbirths. An Executive Summary for The Lancet’s Series

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 4:40 am

Addressing the epidemic of stillbirths has been recognised as an essential part of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. This was expressed in the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, launched at the UN General Assembly in 2015. ...

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Engaging Men for Effective Activism against Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 4:39 am

Men are becoming ever more visible as integral partners in tackling sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), holding themselves, peers and power-holders accountable for maintaining harmful gender norms that perpetuate violence. To maximise the potential of working with men to ensure ...

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Share-Net Report Round Table meeting ‘Refugees and SRHR’

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 10:56 am

This is the Share-Net Report of the Round Table Meeting ‘Refugees and SRHR’. The objectives of this meeting are bringing the different perspectives together: sharing experiences, lessons learned and best practices about sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes for refugees ...

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Lessons Learned from a Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 4:19 am

MSMGF has announced the release of a new case study by and about the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks. The Consortium is an international collaborative project of ten regional and global networks of advocates[1], including MSMGF as the lead ...

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Share-Net Working Paper on Perspectives on strengthening linkages between research, policy and practice

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 3:58 am

The attention to and demand for stronger linkages between research, policy and practice is increasing, especially in fields concerned with sensitive and challenging issues such as sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV and AIDS. Share-Net International, the ...

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Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 5:48 am

In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to the end of their term, and a post-2015 agenda, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), takes their place. This WHO report looks back 15 years at the trends and positive forces ...

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Advocating Female Condoms. A Reflection on Stakeholders Commitments & Trends in Support for Female Condoms

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 3:51 am

In this study, commissioned by UAFC and carried out by Context, international cooperation, stakeholder commitments and trends in support for female condoms between 2010 and 2015 are analysed, in order to provide entry-points and recommendations for future female condom advocacy. ...

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Universal Access to Reproductive Health: Progress and Challenges

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 3:45 am

Universal access to reproductive health affects and is affected by many aspects of life. It involves individuals’ most intimate relationships, including negotiation and decision-making within these relationships, and interactions with health providers regarding contraceptive methods and options. This report seeks ...

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WHO guideline for brief sexuality-related communication: implications for STI/HIV policy and practice

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:46 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 177–184 doi:10.1016/j.rhm.2015.11.009 Abstract Brief sexuality-related communication (BSC) aims to identify current and potential sexual concerns and motivate those at risk to change their sexual behaviour or maintain safe sexual behaviour. BSC ...

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The history and role of the criminal law in anti-FGM campaigns: Is the criminal law what is needed, at least in countries like Great Britain?

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:44 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 145–157. doi:10.1016/j.rhm.2015.10.001 Abstract The history of campaigns against female genital mutilation (FGM) began in the 1920s. From the beginning, it was recognised that FGM was considered an important rite of passage ...

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