Month: Oct 2021

Eritrea has developed the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, Adolescent and Ageing 2022-2026 Strategic Plan.

Source: World Health Organisation Africa  With strong political commitment, the State of Eritrea has made enormous strides to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children since independence. As part of the ongoing efforts to consolidate progress line with, the Ministry of Health with WHO support, conducted a review of the RMNCAH and Ageing programs in the months of September and October 2021. A comprehensive RMNCAH & HAA Strategic plan 2022 -2026 was thus developed with support from WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA. This strategic plan will guide the implementation of Sexual and Reproductive Health, maternal and newborn health, child

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Benin’s National Assembly Adopts Two Laws on the Rights of Women

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, Benin’s National Assembly adopted two fundamental laws for the protection and emancipation of women in Benin. These are Law N°2021-11 on special measures for the repression of offences committed on the basis of sex and for the protection of women in the Republic of Benin and the law amending Law N°2021-12 relative to the modification of law N° 2003-04 of March 3, on sexual health and reproduction. Benin ratified the Maputo Protocol on the 30th of September, 2005.  1. Law N°2021-11: relating to Article 2 of the Maputo Protocol  Source: RFLD  This law aims to fight

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We Are the Generation That Can End Child Marriage

Combating child marriage and bringing it down to zero cannot happen without critical investments in digital technology and access. Tweet Source: UNFPA ESARO  Blog by Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi, Regional Director a.i. From resisting violence against women and girls, to advocating for climate action, to asserting the rights of a girl and a woman to decide what happens to her body–the unrelenting power of today’s girls and young women to stand up for their rights and harness technology to project the future they want is evident. But not all girls can vocalise or assert their rights. Especially not the one in

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