Health

Mauritius: La précarité menstruelle une réalité

Mauritius: La précarité menstruelle une réalité

Kovillina Durbarry Port Loius,26 Mai: Les Anglais ont débarqué, une visite de la tante, indisposition, lamer rouz, bref, les métaphores ne manquent pas pour parler tout simplement des règles. Enveloppé dans du papier journal, bien caché dans son sac, un sachet de serviettes hygiéniques ne coûte que Rs 30. Une bagatelle pour beaucoup de femmes, […]

May 29, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health Programs: VRC Clippings

Malawi: Shortage of contraceptives hits women hard

Malawi: Shortage of contraceptives hits women hard

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga Blantyre, 21 May:Thirty-year-old Doris Chikwina from Chigwaja village in Blantyre, Malawi is a very furious woman. She has just discovered that she is pregnant again. “I am fuming yet I am supposed to be happy with this bundle of joy news. But I am not. I did not expect this pregnancy. I […]

May 21, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media | VRC Clippings

SADC: Join Cyber Dialogue on Women’s Health

SADC: Join Cyber Dialogue on Women’s Health

Johannesburg, 24 May: Please join Gender Links and the Gender Protocol Alliance partners for a cyber dialogue on the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, on 28 May 2019. This day coincides with International Day of Menstrual Hygiene. The Gender Protocol Alliance under the banner #VoiceandChoice is rolling out Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights […]

Mauritius: PILS et AILES féminisent le thème international

Mauritius: PILS et AILES féminisent le thème international

By Marie Annick Savripene Port Louis 11 May: De par le monde cette année, l’AIDS Candlelight Memorial aura lieu le 19 mai et son thème est : «Intensifier la lutte pour la santé et les droits». À Maurice, en raison d’une hausse des nouvelles infections chez les femmes, PILS et AILES l’ont modifié en «Intensifier […]

May 12, 2019 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS | Reproductive health Programs: Gender Aware | VRC Clippings

Mauritius: Poor SRHR services in hospitals

Mauritius: Poor SRHR services in hospitals

By Sheistah Bundhoo Port Louis, 18 April : On 28 March 2019 I was diagnosed with menorrhagia; a state of prolonged menstrual bleeding characterised by heavy blood flow and abdominal cramps by a private doctor and was advised to go to Jawaharlal Nehru Public Hospital in Rose Belle for medical tests. I had never been […]

April 18, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: Events vs Issues | News

#CSW63: Pushing back the push back

#CSW63: Pushing back the push back

Spotlight on gender equality in social protection, infrastructure and public services By Sifisosami Dube New York, 13 March: The time is now to demystify “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”; it is what real women encounter and need every day. This […]

Menstrual Health Management in East and Southern Africa

Commissioned by the UNFPA. The UNFPA introduced MHM into the humanitarian setting and has begun approaches to improve it. The review links MHM to the sustainable development goals and providing informed choices.  

Championing Health for All

Sensitisation and information Manual for Key Populations Reach Regional Champions. This programme aims to reduce HIV infections and HIV-related deaths in key affected populations in Southern Africa. It also targets key sectors such as health, justice and culture.

January 10, 2019 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS | LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Ending Child Marriage in Southern Africa

Seizing key opportunities for girls’ human rights in Southern Africa. This Human Rights Watch booklet examines what perpetuates child marriage. It also looks at the health and educational consequences of such marriages. It lists recommendations for SADC and national ministries of health and education.

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2018

The tenth edition of the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer published in August, the eve of Women’s Day. “For every step forward on gender equality we have witnessed a step backwards,” noted GL CEO. This is the annual state-of- women in Southern Africa report. “In the year that saw women across the world and our region march for […]