Category: Gender

Women and sexual minorities including sex workers, men who have sex with men and LGBT people often face stigma and discrimination. This can lead to an acceptance of harmful practices including gender-based violence and sexual risk taking, which impacts on health.

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Women in Burundi, Rwanda and Angola to benefit from anti-haemorrhaging drug

The provision misoprotsol, a drug that can be used to both induce labour and prevent haemorrhaging, is being expanded in various low income countries ...

Family planning in Uganda

Family planning is when or when not to have children, and the use of birth control and other techniques to implement such plans. Other aspects of fami ...

Women in Zim being sidelined at local authority level

Thirty two years after independence Zimbabwean women are still lagging behind when it comes to the occupation of positions in local authorities. ...

African Union’s African Women Decade bearing fruit

When the African Union (AU) declared 2010-2020 as African women decade, many of us dismissed it as another cheap politicking by the African body or an ...

Avaaz petition Zimbabwe police to end curfews for suspected sex workers

A petition calling for police to end the curfew on Zimbabwean women suspected of being sex workers has been created by Avaaz. ...

For my people perish says the lord

Christians should discuss how the church can contribute more towards addressing church members’ diverse HIV and AIDS needs and stopping maternal death ...

‘Let a woman’s body be all hers’

KC Deusdedit Ruhangariyo reports on Dr. Mahmoud F. Fathalla's moving defence of a women's sexual and reproductive health rights. ...

Violence against women and children – what can you do?

I bowed my head, trying to hide tears from the student across from me who was diligently working on an essay. Sitting in the library, I was reminded o ...

Woman of Purpose: transforming and empowering women’s lives in Uganda

Woman of Purpose (WOP), an NGO based in Pallisa in Eastern Uganda, has gone a notch higher in transforming and empowering women and communities report ...
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