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Sep 03, 2020 Learn More

On 4 August 2020, a series of explosions in Beirut Port caused an estimated 181 deaths, contributed to at least 6,000 injuries, and displaced an estimated 300,000 people in the Lebanese capital. The World Health Organization estimates than more than 80 primary health centers were severely damaged by the blasts. Within 5 kilometers of the blasts, less than 50 percent of health facilities were able to provide the full package of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, according to a UNFPA assessment of 55 primary healthcare sites (UNFPA). The explosion compounds and deepens existing crises in Lebanon that impact women’s access to SRH services, including economic instability, food insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a population of nearly 1 million displaced persons (UNHCR). IAWG and its members recognize that community-based organizations have been at the forefront of responding to these crises in Lebanon, which will be amplified in the September 2020 edition of IAWG Insider. We aim to echo solidarity with Lebanon and spotlight community-led work by:

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Sep 03, 2020 Learn More

The annual call will open on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. This is an open call for research proposals that will strengthen the public health evidence base in humanitarian settings, and contribute to more effective interventions in humanitarian response. To be eligible, applicants will need to have a partnership including a research institution and an operational humanitarian organization. Research partnerships must also include at least one academic research institution from the country or region where the research will take place. Your research team will need to be led by an experienced Principle Investigator(s) and include a research uptake focal point.

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Aug 03, 2020 Learn More

We want to know more about our community-based members and the sexual and reproductive health (SRH)-related work they lead in their contexts. Community-based organizations (CBOs) are invited to tell us about their work by submitting a brief form. Organizations may be contacted to be featured in a "CBO Spotlight" in an upcoming edition of "IAWG Insider."

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Jul 31, 2020 Learn More

Girls Not Brides is seeking to appoint up to three exceptional individuals to its Board of Trustees to support the secretariat in delivering its mission to end child marriage and enable girls to fulfill their potential. Since its inception, Girls Not Brides has benefited from a dedicated, passionate, and committed Board. Our Global Partnership now has more than 1,400 member organizations in more than 100 countries around the world. As we continue to develop, we are dedicated to expanding our Board in order to reflect the dynamism and diversity of the movement, and also to increase representation from across the globe. These Trustee positions are not remunerated but reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed in line with Charity Commission guidelines, as well as Girls Not Brides secretariat policies.

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Jul 20, 2020 Learn More

Global Strategies' work with Panzi Foundation has received the Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize at the 23rd International AIDS Conference held virtually. Dr. Givano Kashemwa, a Congolese physician who leads the effort, received the award on behalf of the team during one of the conference’s main plenary sessions held on Wednesday, July 8th. The abstract is titled “Gender-based violence tracker: Real-time tracking of PEP kit consumption to coordinate the response to sexual violence in the eastern Congo.”

Three members of the Panzi Foundation team pose with award.

Jean Armas