RAWSA MENA – Call for applications for focal points to represent RAWSA MENA

Posted by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion on  10 July 2020

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“حق المرأة و تمكينها من الإجهاض الآمن في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا ”  Right & Access for Women to Safe Abortion in Mena Region Deadline for applications: 19 July 2020.  For the full job description in English, Arabic or French, please write to: rawsamena@gmail.com Dear friends, colleagues and members of RAWSA MENA and CODAVAN networks, We hope you are well. We are officially launching today the call for candidates for the focal points who

ALGERIA – At least 20 more people arrested related to illegal abortions so far this year

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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

ACCOUNTABILITY & POWER – When accountability meets power: realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights

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by Gita Sen, Aditi Iyer, Sreeparna Chattopadhyay, Rajat Khosla International Journal for Equity in Health 8 July 2020;19(111)  (Open access) Abstract 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

COVID-19 IN SEMEN/BODY FLUIDS

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Clinical characteristics and results of semen tests among men with Covid-19 by Diangeng Li, Meiling Jin, Pengtao Bao, Weiguo Zhao, Shixi Zhang JAMA Network Open, 7 May 2020;3(5):e208292 (Open access) Introduction The virus responsible for Covid-19, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been detected in stool, gastrointestinal tract, saliva, and urine samples. However, little is known about semen. Methods This cohort study was performed after patients gave written informed consent for research purposes,

COVID-19 IN THE AIR – Is Covid-19 airborne? Questions abound – but here’s what we know

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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