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Make secondary education mandatory requirement for marriage – Chief

The Galadima of Muri, Alhaji Abba Tukur on Sunday advocated for a law to make secondary education a mandatory requirement for marriage in Nigeria.

Tukur made the call in Jalingo when officials of the State Universal Basic Education Board and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) led 100 youths they trained on “Safe and Quality Education for Every Child” to his palace on a courtesy visit.

The Chief noted that when enacted, such a law would help in no small measure in tackling child marriage which was inimical to women’s health in the country.

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Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: A Strategic Planning Guide

This guide is intended to lead program managers, planners, and decision-makers through a strategic process to identify effective investments for engaging men in efforts to improve sexual and reproductive health.

Building on reviews of male engagement strategies for family planning, the guide provides illustrated steps to help identify relevant gaps and issues and offers programming approaches to consider. The guide includes examples of high impact practices (HIPs) in social and behavior change and service delivery that can be designed to foster male engagement.

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Economic Empowerment: A Potential Pathway for Women and Girls to Gain Control Over Their Sexual and Reproductive Health

Economic empowerment is the ability to make and act on decisions that involve the control over and allocation of financial resources. Women’s influence over financial decisions is associated with increased use of preventive health services by children and women, including use of modern contraceptive methods.

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Services de contraception adaptés aux adolescents: Intégration d’éléments adaptés aux adolescents aux services de contraception existants

Dans le monde entier, la plupart des femmes débutent leur vie sexuelle entre 15 et 19 ans et ont des difficultés à obtenir des services et des informations leur permettant de se prémunir des grossesses non désirées et des infections sexuellement transmissibles, notamment le VIH (Bankole et Singh, 2003 ; UNFPA, 2014 ; Wellings et al., 2006) Alors que la population mondiale âgée de 15 à 19 ans continue à croître jusqu’à s’élever aujourd’hui à plus de 600 millions d’individus, les pays font face à une demande accrue en matière de services de contraception et d’informations concernant les besoi

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Kenyan Counties Take Action to Prevent Teenage Pregnancies

Four Kenyan counties have, for the first time, established multi-agency government task forces with action plans to address their high teenage pregnancy rates. The action plans commit to leverage resources for, address policy barriers to, and enhance efficiency in providing contraceptive information and services for young people aged 10 to 19. As of June 2019, the action plans are officially approved, and implementation is underway.

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Tufts entrepreneurs aim to improve Bangladeshi women’s health

Two budding entrepreneurs at Tufts University were recently awarded $15,000 for their proposal to improve health for female Bangladeshi garment workers. The annual Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition gives faculty, students, alumni and staff the chance to win cash and temporary office spacefor a business idea they pitch. Earlier this month, the competition announced it would divvy up $150,000 in prizes among winners in three categories.

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Zimbabwe FP2020: CSOs 4th Round Symposium Outcome Document

On March 7, 2019, Population Services Zimbabwe, as the country CSOs Focal Point, in partnership with Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council, Ministry of Health and Child Care, supported by Right Here, Right Now Zimbabwe (RHRN), hosted the 4th Symposium for FP2020. The key deliberations, challenges, recommendations, and action plans agreed on this forum are captured in this Outcome Document.

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