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Past Events

Dec 10, 2020 07:00 (America/New_York) Learn More

IBP Covid-19 Task Team Regional Webinar Series: Perspectives from Asia

World Health Organization (WHO) Online Webinar

The WHO/IBP Covid-19 Task Team co-hosted by FHI360 and JHU-CCP brings together researchers, program implementers and advocates to discuss how to maintain family planning and reproductive health services during the Covid-19 pandemic. In April 2020, IBP hosted several regional webinars to share WHO Guidance and program experiences around implementation. This series follow up with our partners around the world to re-visit challenges and lessons learned about maintaining FP/RH services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dec 9, 2020 08:00 (America/New_York) Learn More

Efforts are underway to accelerate the development and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, with the emphasis so far being on highlighting equity in distribution among countries. While COVID-19 has disproportionately greater impact on certain populations, including forcibly displaced populations, it is often politically untenable to say that this group should be given priority when it comes to planning of vaccination campaigns. Seroprevalence studies show suboptimal immunity to various vaccine preventable diseases among refugees, and lower vaccination coverage of these groups compared with local host populations has also been observed. In addition, there are specific barriers—informal (language, access to information and culture) and economic and administrative that prevent them from spontaneously accessing immunization campaigns. What does this mean for the COVID-19 vaccine reaching forcibly displaced populations? How can access be guaranteed? What are the ethical issues? How will logistics be dealt with in humanitarian settings?

Dec 8 - 10, 2020 Learn More

International Workshop on Dignified Menstruation 2020 (Virtual)

Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation

This program is going to be held on 8-10 December, 2020 on the occasion of Second International Dignified Menstruation Day. Dignified Menstruation is an approach for prevention of SGBV, improving SRHR and promotions of human right. Objective of the program is to understand the menstruation through different perspective.

Nov 25, 2020 08:00-11:00 (America/New_York) Learn More

The Women’s Refugee Commission will share key findings from a mixed-methods study assessing the landscape of family planning services across diverse, crisis-affected settings.

Nov 24, 2020 08:00 (America/New_York) Learn More

The toolkit was developed by Family Planning 2020, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), John Snow, Inc., Women’s Refugee Commission, and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG). Speakers include Beth Schlachter, Executive Director, FP2020 and Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, UNFPA.

Nov 18, 2020 08:00-10:00 (America/New_York) Learn More

Please join us Wednesday, November 18, from 8 to 10 a.m. EST, for the launch of AlignMNH: Collective Action for Maternal Newborn Health. The launch event will serve to introduce the global MNH community to the AlignMNH multidirectional and dynamic platform and will give participants the opportunity to hear directly from country stakeholders regarding their priorities and needs.

Nov 12, 2020 09:00-10:00 (America/New_York) Learn More

Please join the Women's Refugee Commission for the first in a series of three webinars on 'Including and responding to adolescents affected by crisis or displacement: Applications and lessons learned from the I'm Here Approach'. The first Webinar will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 9:00-10:00am EST (14:00-15:00 UTC). Registration is required.

Nov 4 - 5, 2020 Learn More

African Youth SDGs Summit

Youth Advocates Ghana Online

Youth Advocates of Ghana and African Youth Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit are delighted to announce the third African Youth SDGs Summit will be held virtually. The summit will follow up on the event’s phenomenal success since its inception in 2017. The Second Summit brought together 1,500 young leaders from Africa and beyond to share success stories and imagine solutions for the SDGs. While this year’s event was originally planned as an in-person event in July, the event has been moved virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to engage participants through innovative virtual channels and offer a collaborative digital space for participants, partners, and interest groups in Africa and worldwide to share experiences and perspectives.