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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Family Planning and Ending Gender-based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage

Published in 2020

Source: UNFPA

This newly-released research by UNFPA analyses how the COVID-19 pandemic could critically undermine progress made towards achieving these goals: Ending unmet need for family planning, ending gender-based violence including harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage, and ending all preventable maternal deaths.

Our Response: At the Nexus of Human Rights, Women, LGBTIQ, and Health in the COVID-19 Humanitarian Response 

Published in 2020

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Sexual and gender minorities are already experiencing various levels of oppression and discrimination and these are further exacerbated during the CoVid-19 pandemic. This document provides some of the salient points from the dialogue organised by Youth Voices Count (YVC), the United Nations Major Group on Children and Youth (UN MGCY), Asian Youth Peace Network (AYPN), […]

Abortion during the Covid-19 Pandemic — Ensuring Access to an Essential Health Service

Published in 2020

Source: The New England Journal of Medicine

Access to safe abortion care is time sensitive and vitally important. This journal article highlights that the COVID-19 outbreak has illuminated several weaknesses in the US health care system. One lesson should be that the system of abortion care delivery must be strengthened in ways that prevent abortion access from being so easily rescinded in times […]

COVID-19 Technical Brief for Maternity Services

Published in 2020

Source: UNFPA

The UNFPA response to the COVID-19 pandemic within maternity care involves a 3-pronged approach: 1. Protect maternity care providers and the maternal health workforce 2. Provide safe and effective maternity care to women 3. Maintain and protect maternal health systems. In this technical brief, detailed practical recommendations across these 3 prongs are outlined for antenatal […]

Gender Equality and Addressing Gender-based Violence (GBV) and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Prevention, Protection and Response

Published in 2020

Source: UNFPA

The COVID-19 pandemic compounds existing gender inequalities, and increases risks of gender-based violence. This technical brief by UNFPA offers a comprehensive list of interventions to address gender-based discrimination in outbreak response. 

Estimates of the Potential Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Published in 2020

Source: Guttmacher Institute

This study by Guttmacher provides an analysis illustrating what is at stake if government actions and provision of resources during the COVID-19 pandemic do not ensure that essential sexual and reproductive health services continue. It focuses on the strain that the outbreak imposes on health systems in Low & Middle Income Countries based on previous […]

COVID-19: What implications for sexual and reproductive health and rights globally?

Published in 2020

Source: Taylor & Francis Online

MERS & SARS along with other outbreaks in the early 2000’s have witnessed a negative impact towards the sexual reproductive health and rights of many in various ways, at individual, systems and societal levels. The current focus on the efforts containing COVID-19 might create imbalances in healthcare, including SRHR. This journal article specifically focuses on maternal […]

Asia Network to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) Consultation Report

Published in 2020

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This report is the result of a five-month consultation with activists, CSOs, researchers and survivors of FGM/C from across the Asia region. Activists and stakeholders have called for greater political will to end FGM/C, including legislation and its implementation and enforcement, as well as broad awareness raising, direct work with affected communities, and work to […]

ICPD+25: Older Women’s Health and Well-being in Asia and the Pacific Region

Published in 2020

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While the absolute number of persons aged 65 or over globally in 2019, is projected at 703 million, Central and Southern Asia contributed to 119 million persons (17%), and Eastern and Southern Asia contributed to 260.6 million persons (37%). These demographic shifts have implications related to health, health care systems, health workforce, health care technologies, […]

ICPD+25: Older Women’s Health and Well-being in Asia and the Pacific Region

Published in 2020

Source:

While the absolute number of persons aged 65 or over globally in 2019, is projected at 703 million, Central and Southern Asia contributed to 119 million persons (17%), and Eastern and Southern Asia contributed to 260.6 million persons (37%). These demographic shifts have implications related to health, health care systems, health workforce, health care technologies, […]