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May 07, 2020 Learn More

Restrictions on mobility, lack of information, increased isolation, and fear have led to a 50% decrease in reports in Bangladesh and 30% in Tanzania. In Iraq, new cases only began to come through in the last week of April, resulting in nearly two months without a reported case. If life-saving aid cannot get into the areas where refugees and displaced persons live, the final remaining lifelines for at-risk women will be cut off.

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May 04, 2020 Learn More

NAGAT and Hakoura are two community-based organizations serving the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of Jordan’s vulnerable, particularly refugee girls. The organizations jointly provide SRH and gender-based violence (GBV) programming for Palestinian, Syrian, and Iraqi refugee women and girls in Jordanian camps, in addition to acknowledging the needs of urban refugees and girls with disabilities.

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May 04, 2020 Learn More

Calling All Young People: We Need Your Input!

IAWG Sub-Working Group on Adolescent and Reproductive Health

We are inviting young people to join our webinar series to make sure young people’s voices, issues, and ideas are included in a critical resource for adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Please email Katie Meyer.

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Apr 19, 2020 Learn More

Incorporating measures to ensure safe abortion services into state pandemic responses and eliminating barriers to abortion is not just a matter of harm reduction — it is a human rights imperative. Enabling self-managed abortion by guaranteeing access to medications and telemedicine counseling and ensuring women are not criminalized for inducing their own abortions could be a critical step towards fulfilling states’ binding human rights obligations and avoiding preventable abortion complications, including during the COVID-19 crisis

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Apr 18, 2020 Learn More

HANDS one of the leading NGO in Pakistan has initiated COVID-19 response with the support of different donors and local philanthropy since mid-March 2020. In this regard, HANDS has supported the poorest families by providing Family Planning services to women in the community through trained health staff.