Stronger together: From health and community systems to systems for health – UNAIDS

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 11:47 am

This report is intended as a guide to governments, in particular ministers of health and finance, in making decisions on the integration of community responses to HIV in national AIDS ...

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Supporting Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Fragile States: Guinea, Lebanon and Sudan – Research Series

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 11:38 am

This brief summarizes a three-part research series produced by UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality—a global gender equality fund which awards competitive grants and technical assistance to women-led civil society ...

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New Study Estimates Contraceptives Failure Rates in 43 Countries

Posted on March 29, 2016 at 11:07 am

Women Younger Than 25 Have Higher Rates of Contraceptive Failure Than Their Older Counterparts In the most comprehensive study to date of contraceptive failure rates in the developing world, researchers ...

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Sexual and reproductive health of young people with disability in Ethiopia: a study on knowledge, attitude and practice: a cross-sectional study

Posted on March 24, 2016 at 11:50 am

As is common in developing countries, in Ethiopia young people with disabilities (YPWD) are more likely than the general population to be illiterate, unemployed and impoverished. They often lack equal ...

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Policy Brief Addressing Women’s Need for Contraception and Abortion – Share-Net Netherlands

Posted on March 24, 2016 at 11:49 am

The outcome of the Share-Net thematic meeting on contraception and abortion, May 2015.  Despite the worldwide decrease in maternal deaths by 43% since 1990, most recent estimates suggest that, in ...

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Feminism Needs Sex Workers. Sex Workers Need Feminism. For a Sex Worker Inclusive Women’s Rights Movement.

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 10:58 am

On the 8th of March 2016, International Women’s Rights Day, ICRSE is launching its second Intersection briefing paper exploring the intersection of sex workers’ rights with the rights connected with women. This ...

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Therapeutic Activism: Men of Hope Refugee Association Uganda Breaking the Silence over Male Rape in Conflict-related Sexual Violence

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 10:57 am

Men’s experiences as victims of sexual and gender-based violence remain little recognised in research, policy or practice. Mainstream narratives generally continue to depict men as perpetrators of violence and women ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV: a global community survey

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 10:55 am

Abstract Objective To determine the sexual and reproductive health priorities of women living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and so allow the values and preferences of such women to be ...

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What matters to women: a systematic scoping review to identify the processes and outcomes of antenatal care provision that are important to healthy pregnant women

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 10:36 am

Background Global uptake of antenatal care (ANC) varies widely and is influenced by the value women place on the service they receive. Identifying outcomes that matter to pregnant women could ...

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Accuracy of Assessment of Eligibility for Early Medical Abortion by Community Health Workers in Ethiopia, India and South Africa

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 3:57 am

Abstract Objective To assess the accuracy of assessment of eligibility for early medical abortion by community health workers using a simple checklist toolkit. Design Diagnostic accuracy study. Setting Ethiopia, India ...

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