MIDDLE EAST – Call for expert training consultants on the MISP for Reproductive Health in Emergencies

As part of its efforts to improve emergency preparedness measures and to be able to respond quickly and effectively at the onset of a crisis, UNFPA Arab States Regional Office (ASRO) is creating a regional roster of expert training consultants on the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health (RH) in emergencies. The objective is to build the capacity of relevant country-level partners within the Arab States region on the implementation of the MISP … Continued

Oregon state protects reproductive health care while Trump eliminates $213.6million for teen pregnancy prevention

As the Trump administration and congressional Republicans wage a campaign to eradicate no-cost birth control coverage and health care for millions, Oregon is moving in the opposite direction with sweeping reproductive health-care legislation. A bill heading to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown enshrines the protections of Roe v. Wade into statute, saying the government has no right to interfere in the decision to end a pregnancy. Provisions in the Democratic-backed bill mirror the Affordable Care Act—which congressional Republicans … Continued

No control, no choice: lack of access to reproductive healthcare in rebel-held Southern Kordofan, Sudan

In December 2016, two Human Rights Watch researchers interviewed 90 people in rebel-held areas of Heiban, Delami and Um Dorein counties, including 25 in-depth interviews with women and girls about their access to reproductive healthcare. Researchers also spoke with witnesses and victims of abuse, local rebel authorities, and humanitarian aid workers. This research builds on findings from five earlier Human Rights Watch investigations in the Nuba Mountains region, hilly areas of Sudan’s Kordofan area where … Continued

Mental health outcomes, stigma and acceptance among women raising children born from sexual violence-related pregnancies

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This 2012 study assessed mental health outcomes among women raising children from sexual violence-related pregnancies (SVRPs) in Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and stigma toward and acceptance of women and their children.

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