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Law, human rights and gender in practice: an analysis of lessons from implementation of self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health

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Abstract Self-care interventions for health are becoming increasingly available, and among the preferred options, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. This research assessed the extent of attention to laws and policies, human rights and gender in the implementation of self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health (SRH), to identify where additional efforts to ensure an enabling […]

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Improving Menstrual Health Literacy Through Life-Skills Programming in Rural Ethiopia

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Overview Despite its cultural and biological importance, limited knowledge about menstruation and cultural taboos in many contexts mean that menarche often brings fear and stigma. In Ethiopia, the context of this paper, lack of knowledge and the stigma around menstruation create challenges for adolescent girls related to menstrual hygiene management and their reproductive health more […]

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Share-Net Policy Note: Covid-19, SRHR, and Gender Equality

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Share-Net International present a Policy Note on Covid-19, SRHR, and Gender Equality, in response to the global Covid-19 Pandemic that arrived in 2020. Authors: Shahana Siddiqui, Hadir Barbar, Charlotte van Tuijl, Maria Codina & Julia Ahmed Policy Note Background: On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the world to be in a […]

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In Pursuit of Pleasure: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Sexual Pleasure and Gender

ABSTRACT Objective: Various sources of evidence suggest that men and women differ in their experience of sexual pleasure. Such gender differences have been attributed to men’s higher innate sex drive, supported by evolutionary psychology perspectives and gender differences in reproductive strategies. Method: This paper presents biopsychosocial evidence for gender similarities in the capacity to experience […]

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Gender Guide: Contributing to Women’s Economic Empowerment Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) supports entrepreneurs in sustainable, agrarian, innovative and international business and cooperation. Its support includes grants and other support instruments, finding business partners, know-how, and guidance to comply with laws and regulations. RVO is a government agency that operates under the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. Its activities […]

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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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UN Reports on Gender: The Law of Inclusion & Practices of Exclusion

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This report was presented in 2021 at the 47th UN Human Rights Council and 76th UN General Assembly. Introduction There has been a steep rise in the use of platforms by extremist political leaders and religious groups to promote bigotry, dehumanise persons based on their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI), and foster stigma and […]

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Devex Gender Data Series: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls

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Over the last couple of months, Devex, Facebook and WFP have co-produced a series of one-hour events on “mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls”. The events dive into how data can inform policy-making, gender-sensitive COVID-19 responses, ensure maternal and reproductive health and many more. About the series The COVID-19 outbreak has uncovered […]

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