Generation Equality? Trends from a decade of donor funding for SRHR

We still have a long way to go to achieve universal SRHR for people around the world.

Of all the plans laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), SDG 5 ("Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls") is one of the most ambitious. Throughout human history, half of the world’s population has been counted out, their intellectual and economic contributions disregarded, their bodies abused and commodified. Considerable progress has been made towards empowering women globally to live their lives autonomously. Since the adoption of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, 131 countries have enacted 274 laws and regulations in support of gender equality. More girls than ever before are in school, and maternal mortality rates have fallen by 38% globally. Still, massive challenges remain. Nowhere in the world are women born into full equality and, in many places, to be born female is to be born a second-class citizen.

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How Senegal is providing reproductive health services to those who can least afford it
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Future HIV/AIDS response: 'Some things we will need to do differently'
Approaches to tackling persistent barriers preventing women and girls, and other key populations from exercising their rights and accessing critical services will need to change. UNAIDS is engaging a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society organizations and members of other United Nations agencies, in online consultations for its future strategy.MORE
 

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Covid-19 and Child Marriage in West and Central Africa

Covid-19 and Child Marriage in West and Central Africa 
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic risks undoing decades of progress for girls' rights and gender equality.download

COVID-19 and the care economy: Immediate action and structural transformation for a gender-responsive recovery

COVID-19 and the Care Economy: Immediate Action and Structural Transformation for a Gender-responsive Recovery 
This brief presents emerging evidence on the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the care economy. It highlights key measures needed to address the increase in unpaid care work as a result of the pandemic, ensure adequate compensation and decent working conditions for paid care workers, and enable the participation of paid and unpaid caregivers in the policy decisions that affect them.DOWNLOAD

WHO Consolidated Guideline on Self-Care Interventions for Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
This report provides guideline on self-care, which includes health promotion; disease prevention and control; self-medication; providing care to dependent persons; seeking hospital/specialist/primary care if necessary; and rehabilitation, and palliative care.download
 

Ring, ring: Sex education call center in Senegal

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