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If you would like to directly donate to the grassroots-based organisations in #Ukraine, I am sharing a small list of queer and young feminist orgs I worked with at different moments, and wholeheartedly suggest you to support them at this time of absolute crisis 🧵
📍Feminist Workshop based in Lviv Since 2014, Feminist Workshop has been a hub of young feminist organizing and has been progressively growing a feminist community in the region.
These superstar young people are creating a peer support spaces and services for young folks in Ukraine living with HIV. They work closely with activists in Central Asia.
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How anti-choice organizations are slowly making their way into respectability: a 🧵. I’ve been witnessing the slow legitimization of #antichoice orgs in global spaces and conversations and this is concerning. 10 years ago, no one save the similarly conservative would have been
Caught dead talking and strategizing with them. It’s 2022, #SRHR are under severe backlash and constant threat, yet the artisans of said backlash have access to mainstream strategic conversations and briefings. They now benefit from several platforms from which they can reinforce
Their anti #SRHR messages, in seemingly all impunity. To me this highlight two things: how conservative populist gvts have relied on these orgs to access power and rewarding them for their support by giving them time and space and how these orgs have instrumentalized human rights
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Important points here for #SRHR & ageing. Shirin Heidari calls for an intersectional approach which considers social, cultural, and psychological factors. This is about human rights & of course sexual rights #SexRightsAge A mini-thread ⬇… @SRHMJournal
Shirin argues that because of an increasing older population across the globe, "Meeting the unmet SRHR needs of the older population requires integrated care and a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to health services"
Not only that but "Concerted efforts are required to put in the spotlight the SRHR needs of older people, with particular attention to how these needs are affected by factors such as gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, and other intersectional factors"
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A 13-year-old girl, Fartun Hassan Ahmed, died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) on 11th July 2021 in a small village of Jeerinle, roughly 160km from Galkayo, the capital of the north-central Mudug region Galmudug regional state in Somalia...

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“We didn’t know what to do when we saw the bleeding. We booked a car to take the girl to hospital but unfortunately, she died when the car arrived”, her 45-year-old mother Nadifo Ahmed said. The girl bled to death around 4.00 PM, having been cut at 6.00 AM. Cc. @melindagates
FGM in Somalia has been carried out for hundreds of years because most people believe it is a religious obligation, though Christian and Muslim religious scholars have repeatedly condemned it. The message that #FGMNotMyReligion has not reached many across Africa and Asia.
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The Director of the Drugs Control Dept. will direct pharmacies to make emergency contraceptive pills available for OVER THE COUNTER purchase. The Dept. will clarify to all pharmacies that ECP’s are LEGAL/NOT BANNED, must be stocked & sold
Those of us who stock ECP’s and give out to people need/can't find them WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. So yes, ask if you need the pill, but before you do, PLEASE CHECK PHARMACIES IN YOUR AREA. If it’s not available at a pharmacy let us know so we can inform the area drug inspector.

On Wednesday, Nov 11th at 9 PM, I sent out an email representation drafted by an amazing bunch of lawyers regarding ECP’s being unavailable and inaccessible for purchase in TN to 5 state departments: Drugs Control, Health, Home, Social Welfare, Women’s Commission.
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@phumzileunwomen sets out our five goals for #WomenPeacePower:
1. #Participation: A radical shift in women’s meaningful participation in peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, ensuring that women are fully involved in each and every peace and political process that the United Nations supports.
2. #HumanRights: The UN’s unconditional support for women’s human rights and women human rights defenders. The UN must be the loudest voice in their defense! Sexual and reproductive rights are core women's human rights. #WHRD #SRHR
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Keep this on your radar, folks. Especially watch the language used to describe what's happening. @businessInsider #ForcedSterilizations…
Usually, "unwanted" is a dated term to describe an untimed, or unexpected, pregnancy. #SRHR #SexualHealth
Usually, it covers a lot of agency on the part of the person who became pregnant. In other words, someone who is able to become pregnant had a consensual sexual encounter, and that encounter resulted in an unexpected — or "unwanted" — pregnancy.
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I've been a volunteer for @onelifeng for a couple of months. A radio drama series was organised to address Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues, Sex, Sexuality, Rape, Domestic Violence, Abortion etc.
What do you know about sexual rights???

Sexuality is an integral part of an individual's life and identity. Despite this, sexuality and sexual health are often considered taboo subjects.
World Sexual Health Day attempts to change this by engaging youth, adults, educators, sexual health practitioners, nonprofit organizations, and government policy-makers in an open and earnest conversation about sex, sexuality, and sexual health. #WorldSexualHealthDay2020
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NEW: Ahead of the 10th anniversary of Kenya's Constitution, our report details how the government's failure to uphold its obligations has harmed the reproductive health of its people—and how to better protect these rights. #KatibaforSRHR #KatibaAt10…
Although the Constitution (or "Katiba") has provisions for safeguarding #reprorights—including abortion—they are ignored, sidelined, or rendered ineffective. The result: Women and girls, especially from low-income communities, opt for unsafe abortion. #KatibaforSRHR #KatibaAt10
Recommendations to protect safe abortion access include:

- Training police and prosecutors
- Eliminating legal loopholes that fuel harassment against women and #SRH providers
- Reinstating Standards & Guidelines to reduce unsafe abortion practices

#KatibaforSRHR #KatibaAt10
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We’re excited to share that we and our partners at @CAREUganda have launched a pilot program to protect the sexual and reproductive rights (#SRHR) of women and girls living in one of Uganda’s largest refugee settlements, Adjumani.
Women in Adjumani face numerous barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health services. In addition, an overall lack of accountability within the refugee settlement puts them at heightened risk for #SRHR violations.
We’re establishing an accountability system with community-led mechanisms to monitor, review and respond to #SRHR-related complaints to better protect and defend the reproductive rights of those in Adjumani.
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BREAKING: Today the US State Department released its review of the harmful #GlobalGagRule. The results? In short, the report identified tangible harms caused by the policy that extend well beyond family planning programs to a range of other health programs. #SRHR
Rather than serving public health, the #GlobalGagRule curtails access to essential clinical services & strips health care providers of their ability to serve the needs of their patients. More on the harms of this discriminatory policy ↓
35 million abortions take place every year in unsafe conditions, leading to about 23,000 preventable pregnancy-related deaths. The US has a critical role to play in making abortion care safe & accessible for all, but the #GlobalGagRule runs counter to that responsibility.
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This is a call to invite all qualified young people to participate in the Amplify Change Program, #YouthAmplifySRHR. The program aims to increase awareness and uptake of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and products among young people in tertiary institutions. #srhr
This project is aimed at tertiary institutions in #Ekiti, #Ogun, #Osun, #Oyo, and #Lagos State, only. Therefore applications are open to students whose schools are in the listed states. #SRHR #Nigeria #Youths @NaijaFlyingDr @UnilagOlodo @SMPN_Unibadan
Young people are diverse and so are their sexual and reproductive health needs. It is important to equip them with SRHR information that will empower them to make life choices that will promote the security of their future. #srhr @PPact @FP2020Global @Oyekanmijr @RobinsonRhoda
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World #population likely to shrink after mid-century, forecasting major shifts in global population & economic power: new #GBDStudy forecasts world population will peak at 9.7 billion in 2064 & decline to 8.8 billion by 2100 @IHME_UW
Population of sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to triple by 2100. North Africa & Middle East is the only other region predicted to see population growth. Many of the fastest-shrinking populations will be in Asia & central & eastern Europe #GBDStudy Image
New #GBDStudy forecasts major #population shifts to 2100

Countries with largest populations in 2100 include India 🇮🇳, Nigeria 🇳🇬, China 🇨🇳, and USA 🇺🇸 Image
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🤫 Shhhh! This hearing on Veterans Access to Reproductive Healthcare is getting ready to start with Women's Health Services at @DeptVetAffairs @VeteransHealth, @PVA1946 & @CNASdc. You can also watch live on @cspan.
"The first women arrived at the first Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center at Fort Des Moines on July 20, 1942. Among them were 125 enlisted women and 440 officer candidates (40 of whom were black) ..."
What services are considered "reproductive" healthcare?
In Vitro Fertilization / IVF
OB/GYN Visits
Comprehensive #SexEd
Emergency Contraception
Maternal & Newborn Healthcare
Domestic Violence Counseling
Gender Confirmation Surgery
STI/STD testing & treatment
& more
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10 years ago today I was just me.

It's amazing what can change in that time... 🍾🥂

... and how much can stay the same. 😢

🧵 A [long] thread.
Home is indistinguishable...

... ten years with my wonderful wife, part of a real team

... three little people (one of whom made us pancakes!!) ...

... my ten-year-younger self couldn't contemplate the mixture of warmth and terror that comes with being a parent (& husband).
Work too is pretty indistinguishable...

I think/hope @dbsdigital has made a real difference, helping to get 🇩🇰 🇳🇱 🇸🇪 (& a little 🇬🇧) money directly to folk in the global south who can bring about real #SRHR change.

It's taught me how vital *transparency & accountability* is.
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Eagerly and enthusiastically awaiting the conversation with President @BarackObama. ♥️
For those who don't eat, sleep, and breathe #SexualHealth and #SexEd, this is what we're aiming for. We don't want "they didn't say no". We're want "they gave eager and enthusiastic consent." That's where the bar should be.
YES!!!! 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 Starting with spoken word!!! Artists will save us. #ArtIsPolitical
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Happy Friday! We hope your day is going great. Following up on last week's #thread on Combating GBV during #COVID19. This week as part of #SexualAssaultAwarenessmonth our #thread touches on the rise of other #harmfulpractices against women during #COVID19 due to the lockdown.
This is a continuation of the conversations we have been having on how the #globalpandemic #covid19 is affecting the lives of girls and young women.
These conversations aim to ensure that we engage a #genderlens response mechanism during global pandemics ensuring the most vulnerable amongst us are not left out in the cold.
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Health care is a human right that everyone should have access to, no matter where they live.

@EnidMuthoni1, our Senior VP of the Global Legal Program moderates a discussion on how advancements in law & policy are critical to making this a reality around the globe. #ICPD25 Image
@EnidMuthoni1 @UNFPA @UNDP @MonicaOguttu @Kmet_Kenya @SenatorNoone "Legalization [of abortion] is not enough. Affordability, acceptability, and accessibility are needed... We need to ensure rights are not just in paper but abortion is practical for women." - Sabin Shrestha, Executive Director of @fwld1995. #ICPD25
Legal and policy interventions are critical to advancing #SRHR. Thanks to our wonderful speakers and everyone who came out to our event to explore how law and policy influence access to services on the ground. #NairobiSummit Image
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The #NairobiSummit kicks off today! We have you covered with all things #SRHR, starting with a new Editorial commemorating 25 years since the first #ICPD in Cairo #ICPD25 Image
@NairobiSummit Our Editorial highlights the opportunities for the #NairobiSummit as:
- an important rallying opportunity, in light of upcoming US elections
- a chance for governments to make economic, political & practical commitments to implement the #ICPD Programme Image
@NairobiSummit The Cairo #ICPD was a transformative event, shifting the focus of the development agenda towards sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing, individual rights, and #genderequality. Our Editorial from 1994 marked the occasion Image
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It's Sunday ('sexual rights day') and I'm thinking about the sexual and reproductive health of older women as this is an area that gets very little attention. A call to remember that #SRHR should be approached from a lifecourse perspective #seniors #sex #OlderAdults #SexRightsAge
For women post-menopause, there can be consequences from their earlier reproductive health that affect their current health status, in particular gynaecologic and obstetric issues #SRHR #SexRightsAge
And as inequalities tend to become more profound as we get older (e.g. where ageism prevents awareness, understanding, and progress) older women do not get the #SRHR care they require #SexRightsAge
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I spoke with @StephKimou, Ivorian-American activist and founder of @PopWorksAfrica, about how she's geeting some of the largest (i.e. Western-led) organizations investing in African women’s #SRHR to relinquish power to African women. Don't miss it 👇🏾 1/5
@StephKimou told me about the highs and lows of her early career, and why she decided to start @PopWorksAfrica and challenge the system she was once a part of. Read more: 2/5
#AfriFem #BlackWomenInDev
Because I'm nosy, I wanted to know how @StephKimou's hybrid identities have fuelled her career choices. It was fascinating to compare our respective experiences as African immigrants in the U.S. and France.
#AfriFem #BlackWomenInDev 3/5
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Throughout the #16DaysOfActivism we'll be highlighting our 16 amazing members! Stay tuned&follow to see their great work in Europe & beyond! Image
1/16 @FORWARDUK, our UK member, has been campaigning for the rights of African girls and women since 1983.
.@FORWARDUK just launched a new project @TuwezesheDada in partnership with organisations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania & Somaliland #16days Image
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