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12/1/2021 Learn More

African Union Youth Digest

African Union Youth Division

In the final newsletter of the year, the African Youth Digest looks back at the exciting activities over the past year, including empowering men and youth to fight GBV, training 55 youth advocates to provide SRH services, 16 days of activism against GBV, and more.

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11/30/2021 Learn More

December 1, 2021, marks the second World AIDS Day since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. For populations affected by conflict and crises, COVID-19 has held specific consequences for service delivery and access to care, including for HIV prevention and response. Interruptions to HIV service delivery are often experienced during disruptions such as civil unrest, elections, flooding, cyclones, and disease outbreaks. These disruptions may further drive the HIV epidemic by fueling gender-based violence, child labor, and lack of access to HIV services. As we observe World AIDS Day this year, the STIs/HIV Sub-Working Group (SWG) wishes to emphasize the need for adaptive strategies during humanitarian crises, particularly during the continued COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure uninterrupted service delivery to those we serve.

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11/4/2021 Learn More

#MyHealthMyPriority

Rural Women Development Center (RUWDEC)

MyHealth MyPriority is a program out to sensitize communities on sexual health with a focus on HIV/AIDS the use of contraceptives and lubricants, encouraging people to feel comfortable talking about their sexual health. Communities in and around Buea, have relatively low knowledge on usage of female condoms. MyHealth MyPriority aims at enlightening the population on the use of female condoms. Though abstinence is the first advice given out to the population, the use of contraceptives for sexually active people is advised.

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10/29/2021 Learn More

Fòs Feminista, formerly known as International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR), announces a new platform for international action and feminist solidarity for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Fòs Feminista carries forward the work and partnerships of IPPFWHR, CHANGE, and the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), which formed an alliance in June 2021.

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Updated 10/5/2021 Learn More

In September, USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership Project, in collaboration with WHO and UNFPA, hosted a technical consultation focused on maternal mental health. It brought together experts across the humanitarian-development nexus and reviewed the findings from a comprehensive landscape analysis brief the agencies undertook over the past few months. In this blog, the IAWG Newborn Initiative summarizes this consultation and calls upon the humanitarian community to examine the way forward for supporting the mental health of mothers in humanitarian and fragile settings to ensure they are not left behind.