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Sexual and Reproductive Health Services with HIV interventions in practice

2011 Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Services with HIV interventions in practice   Background paper for the 26th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, 22-24 June 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland.  Read the Backgrounder here.

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HIV/AIDS

Linkages definitions

2011 Linkages definitions Definitions of the key terms for linkages between HIV and SRHR.  Read the definitions here.  

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HIV/AIDS

Household Level Analysis on the Impact of HIV in Asia

2012 Household Level Analysis on the Impact of HIV in Asia ‘The Socioeconomic Impact of HIV at the Household Level in Asia: a regional analysis” released by the UNDP in December 2011 includes case studies on Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Viet Nam.  The studies employed case-controlled, large-scale sample surveys across several provinces in each country and provided scientific evidence on the nature and extent of the social and economic impact of HIV on people living with HIV and their households. Read the Report here.

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HIV/AIDS

MDG Report 2011/2012

2012 “Accelerating Equitable Achievement of the MDGs Closing Gaps in Health and Nutrition Outcomes” is produced by UN ESCAP, ADB and UNDP, in cooperation with UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO. 

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HIV/AIDS

Positive and Pregnant: how dare you

2012 'Positive and Pregnant: how dare you' is a study on the access to reproductive and maternal health care for women living with HIV in Asia.  Undertaken by the Women of the Asia Pacific Network of People,  

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Abortion

HIV/AIDS

The Gap Tool

2012 The Gap Tool Version 1.1 is a guide to assessing the funding needed to achieve family planning goal. It is a simple Excel-based tool to help policymakers, ministry officials, and

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Advocacy

Compilation of the Work of International Human Rights Treaty Bodies

2005   This manual is designed to assist in the preparation of reports on compliance with (and violations of) rights to reproductive and sexual health by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governmental

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Abortion

Adolescents and Youth

Advocacy

Adolescents & Youth in Nepal: Sexual and Reproductive Health Challenges

2012 A position paper developed for the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD) - 45th session "Adolescents and Youth" by YUWA, a youth led organization based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Adolescents and Youth

ICPD

A Call for a Family Planning Surge

2012 The ICRH opinion paper explores the beneficial impacts on public health, environmental sustainability and social and economic development that meeting the need for family planning would provide.  Entitled ‘A call for

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Making Abortion Services Accessible in the Wake of Legal Reform

2012 This examination of the implementation and impact of legal reforms in Cambodia and Nepal, along with four other countries, finds that expanding access to legal abortion does not in itself guarantee a decrease in unsafe

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Abortion

Framework Convention on Global Health: Health for All, Justice for All

2012 Framework Convention on Global Health: Health for All, Justice for All Health inequalities represent perhaps the most consequential global health challenge and yet they persist despite increased funding and innovative programs. The United Nations is revising the Millennium

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Erotics: Sex, rights and the internet

2012 The Internet has become a key means by which individuals can exercise their right to freedom of opinion and expression, as guaranteed by article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political

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Creating a public space and dialogue on sexuality and rights: a case study from Bangladesh

2011 This article describes and analyses a research based engagement by a university school of public health inBangladesh aimed at raising public debate on sexuality and rights and making issues such as discrimination

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Advocacy

Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Rights: A Human Rights Framework

2012 A briefing by Amnesty International  sets out the link between human rights and the improvement of sexual and reproductive health and explains how the Programme of Action, if effectively implemented, would contribute both to the realization of human rights and to better development and population indicators.  

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Advocacy

ICPD

Sexually transmitted infections and sexual behaviour among youth clients of hotel-based female sex workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh

2012 This study finds that male clients of female sex-workers (FSWs), including youth  clients of hotel-based female sex workers (YCHBFSW), are an important bridge population for HIV transmission in Bangladesh and HIV interventions should be designed and implemented for them.

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Sexually transmitted infections and sexual behaviour among youth clients of hotel-based female sex workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh

2012 This study finds that male clients of female sex-workers (FSWs), including youth  clients of hotel-based female sex workers (YCHBFSW), are an important bridge population for HIV transmission in Bangladesh and HIV interventions should be designed and implemented for them.

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Labour Migration, Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

2012 Women migrant workers in particular routinely have their rights violated in ways that impact upon their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Migrant workers are almost always not covered by local labour laws. Except in very few countries, provisions for fair working hours, time off and access to health care do not apply to them. Policies such as forced pregnancy and HIV testing are state -mandated violations of migrants' SRHR.

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Why should New Zealand play a greater role in the Pacific?

2012 Family Planning is back on the International Development Agenda, according to Family Planning International, and New Zealand should be playing a greater role in the Pacific by increasing support for family planning programmes. 

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Educating and Empowering Women is the Key to Achieving the MDGs in South Asia

2012 Educating and Empowering Women is the key to Achieving the MDGs in South Asi With only three years left to achieve the MDGs, South Asia still lags behind in achieving the MDGs, particularly MDG 4and 5 aimed at reducing child mortality and improving maternal health respectively. One of the biggest barriers to achieve the MDGs in South Asia is gender inequality.

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UN Special Event September 25 Outcome Document

2013 World leaders agreed today to scale up action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease and called for a 2015 Summit to adopt the next set of Goals to focus continued efforts after the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  In the outcome document adopted at a Special Event on the MDGs, hosted by the President of the UN General Assembly, countries lauded the remarkable progress made so far towards achieving the eight Goals, which have provided a “common vision” for meeting the needs of the world’s poorest. Member States also expressed concern at the unevenness and gaps in MDG achievement in the face of immense challenges, and agreed to take the purposeful and coordinated action required to accelerate progress. In the document, countries agreed to hold a high-level Summit in September 2015 to adopt a new set of Goals that will balance the three elements of sustainable development – providing economic transformation and opportunity to lift people out of poverty, advancing social justice and protecting the environment. Read the Outcome Document here.

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Advocacy


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