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Mothers on the Margins
"Every year between 230,000 and 398,000 women die before, during or just after childbirth. 99% of these women are in developing countries. These figures are ...
Family planning as part of political campaigns
After almost 40 years of silence population control seems to be back in the debate of global development policy. Shaped by population theories ...
Applying Human Rights to Sexual and Reproductive Health - a Reality for All?
"Sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental human right. At this year’s MMS/aidsfocus.ch conference we addressed the issues of human rights to ...
Maternal health and access to sexual and reproductive rights
Bern, Switzerland, 1 September 2011. One year after the High Level Meeting on the Millennium Development goals, the question arises: Where are we in regard ...
How to Best Apply a Human Rights-based Approach to Sexual and Reproductive Health
Berne, 22 November 2016 / 25 January 2017. "In recent years we have seen a renewed global commitment to a human rights-based approach to development and, ...
In this newsletter you will read about Alphonsine...
"I have a nursing background and started working with Health Poverty Action in 2014. I work with 27 Mother Daughter Clubs from remote and hard to ...
Symposium and MMI Network meeting
Basel, 5-6 November 2014. This year's MMI Network meeting was hosted by Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) and linked with the 14th annual Swiss Health ...
Gender Inequality and Fragility in the post-MDG Framework
Despite the progress that has been made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), fragility and gender inequality risk undermining ...
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. A Jeune S3 video
Talking about sexuality and rights is not easy for young people. Talking about it in fragile and conflict-affected areas is even harder! Come meet ...
#AidToo: Sexual exploitation in international cooperation. Prevent, respond adequately – and most of all: address the root causes
Geneva, 26 May 2018. After the scandals of sexual abuse and exploitation by staff of organizations working in humanitarian aid and development cooperation ...
Focus on fragility
"In 2015, the agenda for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals will be renewed. New plans are currently being made. At Cordaid , we are convinced that ...
The Walk: Cordaid's contribution to UHC Day 2015
The most impressive contribution to Universal Health Coverage Day 2015 was produced by Cordaid with its "most boring" video "The Walk". Cordaid ...
Gender Based Violence: Approaches and challenges at community and advocacy level
Berne, 2 May 2018, MMS/aidsfocus.ch conference 2018. "Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a main issue in international health cooperation. GBV is not only a ...
"Now I can be somebody. I can think for myself…"
Berne, 9 September 2014, aidsfocus.ch Meeting Point on psychosocial support in the context of violence, HIV, and poverty. How can girls and women who ...
How to address sexual violence and HIV
Bern, 10 April 2014, aidsfocus.ch conference. Sexual violence is a fundamental violation of human rights and has a direct impact on the health and ...
Addressing Teenage Pregnancy in Sierra Leone
Cordaid, April 2018. Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of Teenage Pregnancy in the world. 3 in every 10 teenage Sierra Leonean girls are pregnant, ...
Putting People at the Heart of Development. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Post-2015 Era
Brussels, 28 November 2014, Be-cause health seminar. In 1994, 179 governments reached a remarkable consensus at the International Conference on ...
Trump decision disastrous for women in Africa
Cordaid , 30 January 2017. Trump’s executive order to stop funding abortion services will negatively impact a whole range of family planning ...
Gender in Medicine: it is about improving quality
Basel, 9-10 December 2011. The autumn Symposium 2011 of the Swiss TPH will focus on “Gender in medicine: it is about improving quality” and will commemorate ...
Survey among Medicus Mundi Switzerland Members on Human Rights-Based Approaches to Sexual and Reproductive Health
"The Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) recognises the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all in order to reduce ...
Sexual health discussed with religious leaders
"For over five years Cordaid and partners have promoted and strengthened sexual and reproductive health care services in Burundi. Now we are joining ...