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Updated 5/11/2022 Learn More

The Ugandan government understands that the journey towards menstrual equity is a joint effort, requiring partnership and collaboration across sectors. That is why in April, the Ministry of Education and Sport (MOES) Gender Equity and Budgeting Unit convened a range of stakeholders to provide feedback on their National Strategic Draft Plan (NSP) for Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) to increase buy-in and commitment to prioritize and fund MHH programming.

3/24/2022 Learn More

The study, published in BMJ Global Health, analyzes available data on pregnancy intentions and abortion among women of reproductive age (15–49) from 2015 to 2019. It reveals significant disparities in unintended pregnancy and abortion rates across countries, including between countries within the same region. And, further highlights the importance of equitable investment in comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care and will further inform countries working to implement WHO’s new guidelines for quality abortion services.

3/10/2022 Learn More

Basic assistance is needed for people leaving places of the active conflict who have already arrived in Western Ukraine or neighboring countries. People come without anything, so they need clothes, medications, bedding, etc. Further, providing essential sexual and reproductive health care for communities experiencing trauma and displacement is a human right, especially during conflict. This includes safeguarding maternity and children’s hospitals, which have been the targets of recent bombings in Mariupol, access to family planning, and protection from gender-based violence. Lastly, we advocate for the support of civil society organizations that remain in Ukraine’s conflict areas and continue to provide immediate relief and shelter to communities affected by violence