A Malawi family

Families can drive gender equality, but only if we help them evolve

Women are increasingly the breadwinners of their families, a shift in domestic roles that has upsides and challenges.

The concept of family lends itself to exaggerated claims. Depending on who you talk to, the decline of the traditional family in recent decades either means the triumph of individualism and the onset of “pure relationships” or the dissolution of society, population decline and the death of the nation. For women, in particular, families have long been deeply paradoxical spaces. They can bring love and life but also struggle, inequality and, far too often, violence.

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8th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights
Johannesburg, South Africa
12 - 16 February, 2018
Principles in the Care of Transgender and Intersex Patients 2017
New Mexico, USA
7 - 9 September, 2017
8th Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting
Ottawa, Canada
19 - 20 October, 2017
International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender and Women's Studies
ISTANBUL, TURKEY
10 - 11 NOVEMBER, 2017
 
 
 
 
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Closing Gender Gap at Work Can Open Doors to Incredible Benefits, UN Report Shows
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Sexuality should not restrict the freedom to meet and speak
Recently, two incidents brought home the reality of daring to express a sense of sexuality that is different from what the mainstream Nigeria knows or socially believes to be the only sexuality.MORE
Why we need to get contraceptives to teenagers
Research shows that in 2016 alone, 82m unintended pregnancies, 25m unsafe abortions and 124,000 maternal deaths were averted thanks to the use of contraceptives.MORE
 

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Mapping Knowledge Brokers Working to Prevent Violence Against Girls and Boys

Mapping Knowledge Brokers Working to Prevent Violence Against Girls and Boys  
This mapping analysis draws on research and interviews with 15 key organizations and initiatives focused on violence against children and violence against women and girls, as well as input gathered during a convening of knowledge brokers.download


Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 
This publication provides guidance on best practices to promote partnerships between civil society organizations and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights.DOWNLOAD

Ending the AIDS Epidemic for Adolescents, with Adolescents

Ending the AIDS Epidemic for Adolescents, with Adolescents
This publication provides guidance to programme designers, implementers, policymakers and decision-makers on how to meaningfully engage adolescents in the AIDS response and in broader health programming.download
 

A never-before opportunity to strengtheninvestment and action on adolescentcontraception, and what we must do tomake full use of it

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