Health

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg, 6 August: The Programme of Action agreed by 179 governments in 1994 was a huge milestone towards realising population, development and well-being. Twenty-five years down the line there are strides that have been made worldwide in achieving Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). These include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principle […]

August 6, 2019 Themes: GBV | Gender equality | Health | Human Rights | Young Women Programs: Opinion

Zim: Time to re-think policy on contraceptives for Youth

Zim: Time to re-think policy on contraceptives for Youth

By: Thandeka Moyo Nkazimulo* struggles to calm the baby strapped on her back as she makes her way to Tshitshi Clinic located 17 kilometres from her home in Mangwe, Plumtree. Along the way she passes through her former school, Tshitshi Secondary where she spent a few months doing Form One before authorities asked her to […]

July 31, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Youth Programs: Advocacy | Health

Soiree Culturelle et remise de trophees

Soiree Culturelle et remise de trophees

Sommet national sur la mise en œuvre du protocole de la SADC sur le Genre et le Développement « VOIX ET CHOIX », du 21-22 Juin 2019 à l’Hôtel le Pavé Antaninarenina, Antananarivo, Madagascar   « Action locale pour un agenda fort en 2030 en Afrique Australe » Le septième « Sommet national sur la mise en œuvre du protocole […]

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.