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Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020

Published in 2018

Source: World Health Organisation

The action plan of WHO aims to strengthen effective leadership and governance for mental health; provide comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health and social care services in community-based settings; implement strategies for promotion and prevention in mental health; and strengthen information systems, evidence and research for mental health. It relies on six cross-cutting principles and […]

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 […]

Addressing Abortion Stigma Through Service Delivery: A White Paper

Published in 2018

Source: Sea Change Program, Ibis Reproductive Health, and Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health

This paper aims to provide the context and background of work done to address abortion stigma through service delivery. Abortion stigma is a major barrier to adequate reproductive health care for women and a key challenge for service delivery providers to address. In the first part of the paper, the definition of abortion stigma was […]

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.

Abortion Policies and Reproductive Health around the World

Published in 2018

Source: Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, United Nations

This report presents information on changes in legal grounds for abortion and related reproductive health policies since around the time of the ICPD for 197 countries in the world, including all 193 Member States of the United Nations, 2 Observer States (the Holy See and the State of Palestine) and 2 non-member States (Cook Islands […]

From population issues to SRHR – Swedish Global Engagement in SRHR

Published in 2018

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden

The aim of this work is to briefly describe Sweden’s early engagement in population issues and how this has developed into today’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) initiatives, with a focus on gender equality and human rights. This booklet, which is a summary of the much longer original work in Swedish, describes Sweden’s […]

Summit Report – The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Published in 2018

Source: Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PSVI)

This report summarises the discussions at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict and the recommendations from those who participated, as well as the commitments made and outcomes achieved. Organised by Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PSVI), the Summit was envisioned as a platform to bring together the world’s leading experts with the […]

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 […]

Country Profile on Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Rights: Nepal (Nepali Translation)

Published in 2018

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This is the Nepali translation of the Country Profile on Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Rights: Nepal. For the English version, click here.  Nepal is a land-locked country located at the foothills of the Himalayas. The country is bordered by India to the east, south, west, and China to the north. Nepal is rectangular […]

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