Uganda and Anti-gay Bill Push LGBT Activists Into Action

Sexual violence in conflict – what use is the law?

Through conflict after conflict, sexual violence persists, not just as individual crimes but as a weapon of war, from the Balkans to the Congo, from Liberia and Sierra Leone to present day Iraq. It persists, says Madeleine Rees, the secretary general of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, because it’s effective.

Working to prevent it and cope with its effects is a dauntingly wide-ranging task, which entails tackling deep-seated attitudes at the core of societies, as well as the provision of medical help, emotional support and legal advice to the victims.

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Understanding reproductive health choices in low and middle income countries Chibok girls – do we really care?
International Summit to End Sexual Violence 2016
New York, USA
Jul 10 - 11, 2016
21st International AIDS ConferenceDurban, South Africa
JuL 17 - 22, 2016
1st South African National Conference on Violence
Johannesburg, South Africa
Aug 15 - 17, 2016
International Conference on (Re)making bodies: The structures and dynamics of aesthetics and aspirations in an evolving AfricaCasablanca, Morocco
Aug 23 - 25, 2016
1st Global Meeting on Sexuality and Social Media
Oxford, United Kingdom
Sep 23 - 25, 2016
 
 
 
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Youth Leaders Push for More Progressive Action to End HIV AIDS
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New Regional Anti-Child Marriage Law Raises Hopes in Southern Africa
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The World Health Assembly endorses the global plan of action on violence against women and girls, and also against children
World Health Organization
Condoms By Drone: A New Way To Get Birth Control To Remote Areas
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Understanding reproductive health choices in low and middle income countries
When, a woman chooses to have her first child has a significant impact on the economic opportunities available to her later in life. If a woman delays having her first child, this often allows her to make more choices such as pursuing an education and achieving economic independence. The question is how do we make it easier for women make this choice? First, we need to understand her underlying motivations.MORE
Chibok Girls – Do we really care?
The world united in a campaign to demand #BringBackOurGirls after the abduction of the Chibok school girls two years ago by the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram. But there has been next to nothing in the way of support to the women that have managed to escape the militants. They are now homeless, reduced to begging to survive, and forced to deal alone with the trauma of their ordeal.MORE
 

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Family Life and HIV Education for Junior Secondary Schools: Students' Handbook

Family Life and HIV Education for Junior Secondary Schools: Students' Handbook, 2nd Edition 
This handbook aims to empower young people with the knowledge and skills to live happy and healthy lives. It provides answers to many of the questions young people usually have about the physical and emotional issues they face during adolescence.download

Compendium of Good Practices

Compendium of Good Practices in Training for Gender Equality 
This Compendium offers in-depth information on 10 different good practices, including detailed outlines of training courses, examples of dealing with challenges and a collection of tools and activities for use in training for gender equality.DOWNLOAD

State Sponsored Homophobia

State Sponsored Homophobia 2016
First published in 2006, the publication is a fundamental resource in the hands of human rights defenders, civil society organisations, governmental and UN agencies, allies and media interested in accessing the core information on legislation affecting people on the basis of their sexual orientation.DOWNLOAD
 

"I Will Never Be Cut": Kenyan Girls Fight Back Against Genital Mutilation

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