Access to Menstrual Products is a Human Right. Period.
I was 18 years old when the Van earthquake happened. Its magnitude was 7.2, with waves of aftershocks. More than 600 people lost their lives. Thousands of others sustained injuries and became homeless. Van is a beautiful province in Eastern Turkey. It is our hometown and an amazing community, where people obsess over tea and children enjoy climbing apricot trees.
Universal Periodic Review of South Africa
The Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1996 guarantees every pregnant woman the right to terminate a pregnancy should they not wish to carry the pregnancy to term under special circumstances. .
Universal Periodic Review of India
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The Plight of Malawian Women in the Face of Unsafe Abortion
So, she asked the doctor if she could terminate the pregnancy. No, came the reply. Abortions were prohibited under Malawian law.
How Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights Shaped my Future
David Imbago Jácome In medicine, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is usually taught through the perspective of gynaecology, urology, and disease. This makes the intersection of SRH with other medicine-relevant issues harder to find, including, for example, mental health, adolescents’ health, community health, and so on. Access to comprehensive SRH learning is still very limited. […]
The PACT is Partnering with AHF- AIDS Health Foundation
The PACT & UPR: The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a one-of-a-kind process that involves a review of all UN Member States’ human rights records. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a state-driven process under the auspices of the Human Rights Council that allows each state to declare what actions they have taken to improve […]
Inadequacy of Sanitary Products for Nigerian Women Suffering Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
By Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu The first time Talatuwa* became fully aware of how unusual and alarming her menstrual periods are, she was sitting on the toilet seat in her self-contained apartment in Kaduna, Northwestern Nigeria, where she was pursuing a degree at the Ahmadu Bello University. Her roommate at the time had called out her […]
How is the HIV Response Targeting Young People Living with or Affected by HIV to Ensure an End to AIDS and Inequalities?
During this process, we asked five young HIV response leaders about the situation in their region. They exchanged vital information and key messages that they wished to convey to the rest of the world. It is important to note that, according to the UN, young people will account for 33% of the world’s population in […]
SHRH Gap Widens As HIV Incidences Surge Among Young Africans
Patricia Mashiri for The PACT It’s around 7.00 pm and life in the Central Business District (CBD) in Harare, Zimbabwe, seems to be gradually fading out as vendors prepare to call it a day. At the same time, life in the high-density suburb of Hopley, south of the CBD, has just begun as young girls […]
Poor Treatment Of Young Africans Living With HIV Threatens Global Eradication Plans
Young people living with HIV in West and Central Africa say they still face abuse, discrimination, and disappointing healthcare services. This reality, in turn, makes ending the epidemic as a public health threat in the next decade a lot more difficult.