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Myths, misconceptions and misinformation about periods feed into stigma which can be hugely damaging for many girls, women and people who menstruate around the world.
1 in 3 women globally experience violence across the course of their lives – that’s around 736 million women who suffer physical, mental and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner or non-partner.
The Family Planning Association of Jamaica has been a leading provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare to communities across Jamaica for over 80 years. We had the honor of exploring the stories of some of the inspiring people involved with them during that time.
“People think many things of sex workers. They shout at them, speak ill of them, think they are bad people,” says Rachael Banda, a 32-year-old community reproductive health promoter for the Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) in the sleepy ...
In Chigude, a usually quiet rural village in northern Malawi, young people gather around two tables laughing and chatting animatedly. On one table, they are playing a traditional mancala board game Bawo. On the other, volunteers demonstrate putting a condom ...
Abdoulaye Camara is the best dancer in the neighbourhood, and he’s not afraid to show it. Abdoulaye’s moves aren't just for fun. He's head of the dance troupe of the Youth Action Movement, belonging to the Association Malienne pour la Protection et la Promotion de la Famille, which uses dance and comedy sketches to talk about sex.
This year, we are putting the spotlight on the links between gender-based violence and the world of work. This could mean the violence and harassment women face while working, or on their way to/from work, or the harm they face at home which has an impact on their working lives.
Dr Zarka Riaz is a gynecologist at the Family Health Model Clinic in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. One of the biggest issues women in her community face is access to contraception. However, things are changing for the better thanks to Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH2ACTION) programme.
The year marks the 60th anniversary of the game-changing contraceptive pill. It allowed people to take real ownership over if and when they had children, and how many they had, giving them control over their lives in a way that had never been seen before.
In Ethiopia, getting young people’s attention about sexual and reproductive healthcare is no easy task. But at a youth centre in Jimma, groups of young people are getting vital messages about sexual health and contraception out to their peers through dance, song, and poetry.