RAWSA MENA are officially launching today the call for candidates for the focal points who will represent the organisation in the MENA region. Please share this with your respective networks and with anyone corresponding to the targeted profile who might be interested in the position.
This week, we were sent a list of news articles published in Algerian media that add information to the article we published in the Campaign newsletter of 17 June 2020, which was about three providers of clandestine abortion and a pregnant woman charged by police. This additional information indicates that since the beginning of 2020, there have been at least 20 more people arrested in Algeria, either for seeking an abortion or helping a woman … Continued
This paper addresses a critical concern in realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights through policies and programs – the relationship between power and accountability. We examine accountability strategies for sexual and reproductive health and rights through the lens of power so that we might better understand and assess their actual working. Power often derives from deep structural inequalities, but also seeps into norms and beliefs, into what we ‘know’ as truth, and what we believe about the world and about ourselves within it. Power legitimizes hierarchy and authority, and manufactures consent. Its capillary action causes it to spread into every corner and social extremity, but also sets up the possibility of challenge and contestation.
Selected articles on Covid-19 transmission, covering the clinical characteristics and results of semen tests among men with Covid-19 (JAMA Network) and evidence and practical experience that body fluids may contribute to Covid-19 transmission (Chinese Medicine).
Ars Technica, by Beth Mole, 9 July 2020 “A debate has erupted among researchers over the potential for the pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, to spread through the air and – if it does so often enough – what to do about it. “Though talk of airborne transmission has been simmering since the beginning of the pandemic, it reached a boiling point this week following a letter penned by two researchers and addressed to “national and international … Continued