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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

3/3/2022 Learn More

Joint Statement on Early Childhood Development and the Ukraine Crisis

The Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN), the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC), Moving Minds Alliance, the International Step by Step Association (ISSA), the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC), the Africa Early Childhood Network (AfECN), and the Arab Network for Early Childhood Development (ANECD)

The instability and resulting wounds and trauma that are being inflicted on children and families living in Ukraine, and who are now refugees, are tragic, and without any intervention will be long lasting from generation to generation. The global community must act now.