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Date: 03/09/2017
Source: Face 2 Face
Type: In the News
Zimbabwean senators recently caused a contentious debate, after supporting a motion discouraging Zimbabweans from embracing birth control because it has allegedly caused a low level of investment in the country. While moving the motion in the senate late last month, Mashonaland West Senator Mike Byton Musaka said there is a direct correlation between investment and low population, according to ...
Date: 03/08/2017
Source: Media Max
Type: In the News
As Kenya today joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Women’s Day 2017, we must renew our commitment towards forging a better working world — a more gender inclusive world One path towards achieving gender equality in the workplace is investing in family planning services to ensure access to high quality and affordable services. Access to family planning services helps...
Date: 03/07/2017
Source: Middle East Monitor
Type: In the News
Egypt has been experiencing shortages in contraceptive pills which started to disappear from pharmacies and moved to the black market, official media sources have reported. In an interview with OnTV Live, Souad Abdel Magid, the Head of the Department of Population and Family Planning at the Health Ministry, has revealed that the main reason behind the drug disappearance is the decline of the...
Date: 03/07/2017
Source: New Vision
Type: In the News
Every March 8, is International Women’s Day, marking a time in which to reflect upon and celebrate women’s progress on the emancipation and empowerment agenda. This year’s theme “Women in the changing world of work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” necessitates further reflection on some of the procreative considerations that impact women’s engagement in productive work. Fertility rates can impact women’s...
Date: 03/07/2017
Source: SBS
Type: In the News
For women in Sierra Leone, my country of birth, falling pregnant can be a death sentence. One in every 17 mothers in Sierra Leone has a lifetime risk of dying from childbirth-related issues, one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. I was resettled in Australia as a refugee in 2000 and gave birth to my daughter, Sarafina, five years ago. It was an arduous labour – had I still been...
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