A Prevention Agenda For Women, By Women

A Prevention Agenda For Women, By Women

by Bergen Cooper, Senior Policy Research Associate & Devan Shea, Policy and Outreach Associate In a hotel conference room in Nairobi, Kenya, women advocates from across sub-Saharan Africa met to talk about a prevention agenda for women and girls – to ensure that women and girls are able to avoid unintended pregnancies and HIV infections. Having long listened to the voices of women and girls when it comes to prevention, CHANGE went into the meeting with…

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Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations General Assembly today approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption later this month, bringing the international community “to the cusp of decisions that can help realize the… dream of a world of peace and dignity for all,” according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “Today is the start of a new era. We have travelled a long way together to reach this turning point,” declared…

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Commentary: Toward a broader conceptualization of trans women’s sexual health

Commentary: Toward a broader conceptualization of trans women’s sexual health

Reference: Bauer GR, Hammond R. Toward a broader conceptualization of trans women’s sexual health. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 2015; 24(1): 1-11. Abstract Research on the sexual health of trans women (male-to-female spectrum transgender people), as focused primarily on sexual response and satisfaction after initiating hormone treatment or undergoing genital surgery, or on HIV-related sexual risk among trans women sexually active with cisgender (cis, i.e., non-trans) men. Given that these situations are not representative of the majority of trans women at most points in the life course, a broader discussion is needed to provide sex educators, therapists, clinicians, and researchers,…

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The U.N. at 70: Time to Prioritise Human Rights for All, for Current and Future Generations

The U.N. at 70: Time to Prioritise Human Rights for All, for Current and Future Generations

Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Credit: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras By Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). UNITED NATIONS, May 20 2015 (IPS) – Seventy years ago, with the founding of the United Nations, all nations reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, and in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large…

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