COVID-19 and Child, Early and Forced Marriage: An Agenda for Action

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 8:34 pm

Girls not Brides have released a brief titled “COVID-19 and Child, Early and Forced Marriage: An Agenda for Action”. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic is already having a devastating effect on…

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COVID-19 sex-disaggregated data tracker

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 7:55 pm

COVID-19 sex-disaggregated data tracker Understanding gender is essential to understanding the risk factors of poor health, early death and health inequities. The COVID-19 outbreak is no different. At this point in…

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Coronavirus crisis may deny 9.5 million women access to family planning

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 7:50 pm

Up to 9.5 million women and girls could miss out on vital family planning services this year because of Covid-19, potentially resulting in thousands of deaths. Marie Stopes International warned…

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Overview of Resources on COVID-19, SRHR & Gender

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 1:21 pm

Introduction Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – in Wuhan, China, thousands of new cases are being reported every day all over the world. Over recent months, we have seen how the COVID-19 virus has pressured healthcare ...

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VICTORY: Sierra Leone lifts ban on pregnant girls attending school

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 9:57 am

The government of Sierra Leone has finally lifted the discriminatory ban that prohibits pregnant girls from attending school, effectively heralding the beginning of a remarkable era for adolescent girls. In…

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The Access Project – the YP Foundation

Posted on March 25, 2020 at 4:45 pm

Enabling Access: Including Young people’s Voices in Health Service Provision The YP Foundation’s Access Project aims to ensure young people’s access to quality health services without judgment, stigma and age related barriers. It pushes for the inclusion of young people’s ...

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Small Grants Facility: Special Edition Newsletter

Posted on March 25, 2020 at 1:25 pm

Share-Net International have officially launched their Small Grants Call for 2020! In order to celebrate this, we have put together a special edition newsletter which highlights the work and products done by Share-Net International members financed through the Small Grants ...

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COVID-19: A Gender Lens – UNFPA Technical Brief

Posted on March 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Key Messages Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and…

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In climate change-affected Lesotho, self-injected contraceptives empower women to choose their own future

Posted on March 24, 2020 at 4:21 pm

HA MOEKETSANE, Lesotho – Regina Mokoena has seen first-hand how drought and climate change are increasing the demand for family planning in her village. Ms. Mokoena is a local health worker in Ha Moeketsane, in Lesotho’s mountainous rural Mokhotlong District. ...

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Getting to Equal: Men, Gender Equality, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 1:02 pm

Getting to Equal Through a review and analysis of the latest global evidence, the Getting to Equal report offers up a new way to think about men and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) from two angles: First, it reinforces what we ...

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