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  1. I felt like the world was falling down on me. Adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Dominican Republic

    Adolescent girls in the Dominican Republic are being denied their sexual and reproductive rights, including access to safe abortion. “I Felt Like the World Was Falling Down on Me” documents how authorities have stalled the rollout of a long-awaited sexuality education program, leaving hundreds of thousands of adolescent girls and boys without scientifically accurate information about their health. The country has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). …

  2. The Manila Challenge: A call to achieve SRHR for all

    “The Manila Challenge: A Call to Achieve SRHR for All” complete statement.

  3. Imagined futures IV: sexualities and silences. Conference report

    This conference aimed to explore and understand the determinants of student behaviour in order to develop the best prevention programmes. Sessions included: Gender and HIV; Sexual and Reproductive Rights; VCT - an entry point or stumbling block.

  4. Men: key partners in reproductive health. A report on the First Conference of French-Speaking African Countries on Men's Participation in Reproductive Health

    In Africa, men play key roles in reproductive health - as individuals, family members, community decision-makers, and national leaders. Most reproductive health care, however, focuses on women. Reaching men is key to making family planning more widely used, ensuring safe motherhood, and limiting the spread of HIV/AIDS. The conference focused on reaching men by overcoming barriers to men's participation and building on decisionmaking traditions in the region.

  5. Sexual and reproductive health rights advocacy workshop report

    In 2008, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) rights as well as related issues in the context of HIV and human rights were identified as key advocacy issues for the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA). From 21 to 22 October 2008, ARASA convened more than 35 partners from 15 countries in the southern Africa/SADC region at the Kopanong Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa to explore levels of access to SRH and HIV prevention services as well as key barriers to increased access to services for women in the region. …

  6. 10th Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) Conference and Meetings Report: Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for the MDGs Priorities Leading up to 2015 and beyond

    The 10th Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) Conference and Meetings were held in Penang, Malaysia and brought together a richly diverse group of representatives from 16 different countries. Through workshops and plenary, members and stakeholders discussed this year's theme "Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for the MDGs: Priorities Leading up to 2015 and beyond". The report contains live links to presentations and provides evidence based information and tools to advocate for sustained access to reproductive and sexual health to achieve the MDGs. …

  7. Female students consortium 2009 report: strengthening capacity and networks on reproductive health rights

    SAYWHAT hosted its third edition of the female Students conference at Belvedere Technical Teachers' College from the 6th to the 8th of August 2009 under the theme "Strengthening Capacity and Networks on Reproductive Health Rights". 91 female students from 35 tertiary institutions participated and managed to dialogue with female programmers from PSI, SAfAIDS, Action AID, College authorities as well as an Honorable Deputy Minister among others. …

  8. Sexuality and HIV and AIDS in Africa: report of the 4th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights

    "Sexuality and HIV & AIDS" was the theme of the 4th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from February 8th to 12th, 2010. The main objective of the Conference was to identify vulnerabilities and vulnerable people that are critical to SRHR and HIV/AIDS interventions. The Conference sought to introduce new insights to initiatives that will stem the spread of HIV and AIDS and map a course of action for SRHR. A key expected outcome was a shift away from moral approaches and expansion of the discussion of sexuality from a rights based perspective. …

  9. Promotion of sexual health: recommendations for action

    In order to extend and enhance previous efforts, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in collaboration with the World Association for Sexology called a regional consultation to re-examine how to promote Sexual Health including the role of the health sector in the achievement and maintenance of Sexual Health. This document is the result of this consultation held in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, on May 19 to 22, 2000. …

  10. It's Time to Talk About Sex: Sexual Rights are Essential to Achieving the MDGs

    Share-Net recently hosted a meeting encouraging participants to talk about sex. Specifically, it examined the connections between sexual rights and each of the MDGs. The meeting involved Share-Net's members (experts in SRHR and HIV/AIDS) but also experts from other MDG areas who shared insights from their own fields. This document is the result of an afternoon of discussion in eight groups, each focusing on a different MDG.

  11. Adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health : a report on a workshop of the UNFPA in collaboration with the Population Council

    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with the Population Council, convened a three-day workshop that took place 1-3 May 2002 at the Population Council's headquarters in New York. The workshop provided an opportunity to review research and programs in the area of adolescent reproductive health and development (the first generation) and to think critically about key lessons learned from this work as we move forward into the "second generation" of work with this important population. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from that workshop. …

  12. SHAKTI : a publication for the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health

    This publication is a special issue for the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive Health which was held at Bangkok from 6th-10th October 2--3. Ths conference brings together 1,500 participants from 41 countries as representatives of non-government groups, development groups, grassroots workers and academic, gender, health and other experts to discuss ways on taking concrete action to further push reproductive rights. …

  13. Education is empowerment: promoting goals in population, reproductive health and gender

    This meeting report is based on a Fund-wide consultation to review UNFPA's three-decade long experience in population education (PopEd). The report highlights issues and recommendations for addressing and strengthening education interventions within the context of programme and funding priorities, and offers an opportunity to review lessons of the past and chart some of the ways forward. …

  14. A healthy start in life: report on the Global Consultation on Child and Adolescent Health and Development, Stockholm, Sweden, 12-13 March 2002

    The Consultation, convened by WHO and UNICEF in March 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden, highlighted the importance of investing in the health of children and adolescents as a cost-effective way of securing future prosperity of nations. There is ample evidence about effective interventions, the challenge is to transform this knowledge into action. Increased commitment and strategic investments are needed to ensure that every child and adolescent can develop to its full potential. …

  15. Global consultation on adolescent friendly health services: a consensus statement

    The paper presents a brief report, a presentation of consensus statements, the evidence-base for these statements, and their implications for actions. …

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