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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.
Women living in rural areas of Ethiopia often lack access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare. Family Planning Association of Ethiopia (FGAE) are expanding their free services in remote clinics to ensure no woman is left behind.
Women often have to hide their sexual and reproductive health issues and concerns, for fear of stigmatization, or even coercion and violence. Nurse Leias Obed knows how to work around this.
It’s estimated that 214m women and girls are not using modern contraception despite wanting to avoid pregnancy. And this was before the COVID-19 pandemic, which is set to further derail access to contraception for women and girls globally.
Ever wondered if you or your partner are putting on an external (male) condom correctly? What about taking it off? Learn this and more with our handy guide.
Once again, we are proud to stand with organizations around the world to highlight 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which runs annually from 25 November to 10 December. Yet, we are obviously disappointed that we need to – and we hope that one day we never have to mark it again.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) – a defining moment for sexual and reproductive health and rights. But what is ICPD and how did it revolutionize our approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights?