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Sexual Health Disparities Among Disenfranchised Youth

Published in 2018

Source: Oregon Health Authority and Research and Training Center for Pathways

This series of research briefs addresses the sexual health of seven subpopulations of young people namely youth in corrections; youth with developmental disabilities; youth in foster care; homeless youth; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth; youth with mental health conditions; and youth who have experienced sexual abuse.

Adolescents and Abortion: Restricting Access Puts Young Women’s Health and Lives at Risk

Published in 2018

Source: Advocates for Youth

This factsheet highlights the need for safe abortion for adolescents in the United States. It presents the facts on the incidences of abortion, the characteristics of safe and unsafe abortion, as well as the reasons women seek abortion services. A list of recommended actions is provided to reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion and this include […]

When a Health Professional Refuses: Legal and Regulatory Limits on Conscientious Objection to Provision of Abortion Care

Published in 2018

Source: Ipas

The refusal of health professionals to provide services is a significant barrier to women’s access to safe abortion and other reproductive health services. Although these providers have the right to refuse service provision under international and, in some, national law, it is necessary to have national-level legal or regulatory limits on conscientious objection to protect […]

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs in Humanitarian Settings: An In-depth Look at Family Planning Services

Published in 2018

Source: Women’s Refugee Commission, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNFPA

The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) and Save the Children — two of the co-chairs of the Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) sub-working group — embarked on an initiative to identify effective practices for the delivery of ASRH services, inclusive of family planning components. This outcome document is designed to highlight […]

Integrating sexual and reproductive health into health emergency and disaster risk management

Published in 2018

Source: World Health Organisations (WHO)

This policy brief discusses the integration of SRH in all aspects of health emergency and disaster risk management, both for immediate health needs, such as saving lives in obstetric complications and preventing disease, as well in the long-term to reduce vulnerability and to support sustainable development of health systems and communities.

Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict: Engaging Men and Boys

Published in 2018

Source: MenEngage and UNFPA

This advocacy brief explores how to engage men and boys in preventing and responding to sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. Both the prevention of such violence and the quality of responses when it has occurred will be greatly enhanced by understanding men’s varied relations to this violence and by engaging men at diverse […]

Gender and Environment – Fast Facts

Published in 2018

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

This 2-page fact sheet highlights the effect of environment on women in particular poor women who are the more vulnerable by longstanding inequalities that silence their voices and neglect their needs. Thus it is important to identify and address women’s needs, as well as promoting women as decision makers, which are critical elements to ensure […]

Rural Women and Migration

Published in 2018

Source: International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

This fact sheet outlines the rural women on the move, with the migration of the rural women being perceived as a family survival strategy among others. The mixed impacts arising from the migration of rural women are highlighted. Rural women migrants, depending on the context of their migration, may gain more autonomy by improving their […]

Female Genital Mutilation and Education

Published in 2018

Source: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

This article highlights the links between FGM and education. In the countries of sub-Saharan Africa in which FGM is practised, girls who are excluded from (basic) education suffer a number of disadvantages. They are denied the advantages and opportunities accruing from the acquisition of knowledge about health, nutrition or legal rights as well as information […]

Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative Asia and the Pacific

Published in 2018

Source: Asia Pacific Regional Centre, UNDP

In most countries time spent in unpaid work exceeds time spent in paid work. In many countries, unpaid work activities are the largest sector in an economy. This module exposes participants to the concept of unpaid work first introduced in Module 1. It explores how unpaid work might be considered – or ignored – in […]

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