Tag: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

The little difference and its huge consequences

Women around the world are violated because of the ‘petite différance’ , the little difference. This little difference means: because they are considered to have a vagina and no penis. These little differences cause big consequences, says Alice Schwarzer. In 1975, the German  and feminist journalist Alice Schwarzer published a book […]

Make Menstrual Products Free!

During my attendance at this year CSW conference, I had an opportunity to attend one of the most exciting trainings on how to make access to lasting feminine hygiene solutions. We were told on how the Days for Girls International was started, and it was such an inspiration. We all […]

Good Practice of Rwanda’s Menstrual Hygiene program

It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon of July 12th 2016, after nearly a week of attending AU Summit and GIMAC in Kigali Rwanda. I was one among 20 delegates from YWCA Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Rwanda. We had a privilege to visit YWCA Rwanda’s office and the projects […]

Faith On The Fast Track

The 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa was an inspiring and eye opening experience for me in terms of what it means to be HIV+ in today’s society and what the future may hold in this area. I attended the Interfaith Pre-Conference as well as the main conference […]

AIDS 2016 Access Equity Rights Now!

My journey to Durban was a long and hectic one after being denied visas to the beautiful land of South Africa in the name of insecurity despite the fact that I would be under a group of very powerful women from the YWCA! Lucky enough I got to the Joburg […]

Reflections from Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs

At the International Conference on Population and Development, governments committed to promote the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents through policies and programmes. Twenty years on, in many countries, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) policies and strategies are in place. Although in many countries minimal government effort is underway, […]

Ringing the alarm against rape: is it any good?

By Sahita Pierre-Antoine, YWCA of Haiti  On May 9, 2016, the New York Times published a short article on India’s idea of incorporating panic buttons and GPS to all phones as a way to manage and respond to sexual attacks. In a statement, a government official declared that “in order […]

The ICFP Experience And Tracing Change Back Home

After some rather intense plate tectonic activity, The International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) finally brought the world to Bali’s doors on 25 to 28 January 2016. Gabriela Milla (Young Women’s Christian Association of Honduras) Ramya Jawahar ( International Youth Alliance on Family Planning)

Learning About Sex and Sexuality

By Sahita Pierre-Antoine, YWCA of Haiti  I must have been seven or eight years old when my mother sat me down for the “sex talk”. I started to develop breasts very early so I think it was her way of preparing me for the changes that would soon occur in […]