A Scoping Research on GBV in Dutch Printed Media

Gender inequality underpins GBV. The way that GBV is framed in the media directly affects the way society perceives and evaluates the phenomenon. The representation of the complexity of gender inequality, the wider context of violence, the impact on survivors, and the competing narratives of ‘victimhood’ against the need to recognise the intersectionality and power […]

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The Youth Coalition’s Menstrual Freedom Watchdog

Excerpt from The Youth Coalition’s Menstrual Freedom Watchdog letter from the editors:  “For this edition of the watchdog, we wanted to focus on menstruation as a relevant SRHR topic. We opened a call for submissions, and were humbled by all the amazing work young people shared with us. In this publication, you will find their […]

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What is the added value of incorporating pleasure in sexual health interventions? A systematic review and meta-analysis

This research article was authored by Mirela Zaneva, Anne Philpott, Arushi Singh, Gerda Larsson, and Lianne Gonsalves. It was originally published in PLOS ONE. Abstract Despite billions of dollars invested into Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) efforts, the effect of incorporating sexual pleasure, a key driver of why people have sex, in sexual […]

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Differentiated Service Delivery in HIV Care and Treatment: An Exploration of Sustainability and Impact from Patients and Providers Perspectives

This thesis was authored by Nwanneka E. Okere and originally published here. Summary Differentiated service delivery (DSD) is a patient-centered strategy that aims to prioritize the diverse needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) while considering health system constraints. While DSD can be implemented, it is important to incorporate the perspective and priorities of the […]

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Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A Position Paper

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are often seen as the domain of women and girls’ health and well-being. Men and boys are considered important in SRHR, but mainly as partners, gatekeepers and policymakers. This paper argues that men and boys have their own sexual and reproductive health issues and concerns. Addressing men’s concerns […]

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Aidsfonds’ Young Key Populations Resource Page

Young key populations experience many barriers in accessing SRHR, HIV, and harm reduction services, for a plethora of reasons. Therefore, to reach and engage them there is a need for tailored services that address these challenges. To spark an increase in access to services and service uptake among young key populations, we need to better […]

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Pleasure Matters – Full Documentary

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Love Matters – a global network reaching young people online with pleasure-positive information on love, sex and relationships where such information is often censored or taboo. To celebrate this important milestone, RNW Media created a documentary to chronicle some of Love Matters most inspiring achievements and impact on young […]

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Youth-Led Research – Child Marriage and Sexuality: Results and Recommendations from the MTBA Learning Project

To ensure young people’s voices and perspectives were represented in the research focusing on the significant links between child marriage and the norms and values around the sexuality of girls, youth-led research trajectories were carried out by MTBA’s Learning Project. In these trajectories, young researchers were themselves in charge of choosing the research focus, data collection […]

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Oxfam Novib’s Guide to Youth-Led Research: Methodology and Applicability Lessons

Youth-led research is the meaningful and central participation of young people in all phases of research. The objective of  youth-led research within the MTBA learning project was to explore and understand the journeys of young girls when experiencing issues of sexuality and early marriage. By focusing on the stories of young girls, interpreted and presented by young people themselves, […]

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Building Interventions on Existing Gender and Sexuality Information-sharing in Communities

Although inequitable norms related to gender and sexuality are the primary drivers of child marriage, discussing sexuality within the community is considered taboo in many societies. Practitioners often perceive the taboo of talking about sexuality and conservative norms as a barrier to interventions. This article explores how child marriage interventions can build upon traditional ways of […]

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