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International efforts on abandoning female genital mutilation

Published in 2018

Source: African Journal of Urology

Female genital mutilation (FGM), sometimes referred to as female circumcision or female genital cutting, is a harmful cultural practice without any known health benefit. Its short-term and long-term health risks have led to numerous initiatives toward its eradication at international and local levels, over the last two decades. While major challenges remain and millions of […]

Good Governance and Female Genital Mutilation: A Political Framework for Social Change

Published in 2018

Source: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

This paper supports the theory that FGM needs to be understood as an expression of poor governance and that a government’s actions can be said to be pro-development where serious efforts are made to eliminate the practice, by passing legislation banning the practice and by supporting related measures. It offers concrete recommendations for measures aimed […]

“Cutting for love”: genital incisions to enhance sexual desirability and commitment in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Published in 2018

Source: Reproductive Health Matters

Several studies have documented women’s use of vaginal practices in South Africa to enhance their desirability to men. This article describes a little known practice of this kind among women in KwaZulu-Natal. It involves the use of small incisions in the genital area (and often abdomen and breasts) to introduce herbal substances, described as love […]

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 […]

2016 Annual Report of the UNFPA–UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change

Published in 2018

Source: UNFPA & UNICEF

The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change plays a critical role in achieving Target 5.3 which calls for the elimination of all harmful practices by 2030, under the Sustainable Development Goal 5. This 2016 report highlights on the the third year of Phase II of the Joint Programme on the substantial progress […]

17 Ways to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Published in 2018

Source: UNFPA & UNICEF

This is a companion booklet to the 2016 Annual Report of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C): Accelerating Change. The booklet uses a narrative approach to examine more specifically the challenges, complexities and achievements on the ground. It explores the innovative approaches that enable the Joint Programme teams, local partners and […]

country profile on universal access to sexual and reproductive rights: india (tamil translation)

Published in 2018

Source:

India continues to be the second most populous country in the world with a population of 1210 million; 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females as on 1st March 2011. Unlike in previous decades, there has been a significant decline in population growth rate in the last decade. The decadal growth rate has declined from […]

ARROW for Change – Intersections: The Politicisation of Religion and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Bangla Translation)

Published in 2018

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The world is seeing a resurgence of religious extremism at national, regional, and global levels, which renews the threat to many of the rights that would be achieved and concretised such as equality of women, of citizens who belong to ethnic and religious minorities, and of sexual minorities. Amid this troubling development, ARROW has published […]

Thirsting for a Future: Water and children in a changing climate

Published in 2018

Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Water is elemental. Without it, nothing can grow. And without safe water, children may not survive. Children without access to safe water are more likely to die in infancy — and throughout childhood — from diseases caused by water-borne bacteria, to which their small bodies are more vulnerable. This report is the third in a […]

Tech vs Abuse: Research Findings

Published in 2018

Source: Comic Relief

This research set out to explore the potential opportunities, gaps and risks presented by technology in the context of domestic violence and abuse. It gathered insights from over 200 survivors of domestic abuse (over 18 years old) and 350 practitioners who support them. The aim of the research was to find out how technology could […]

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