24 April 2016 Blue Ventures
PSDA member, Blue Ventures, have successfully made numerous new partnerships in an effort to advance sustainable development in Madagascar. More than 20 health and conservation organisations came together to establish new partnerships and share learning about Population-Health-Environment initiatives.
23 February 2016 ARROW
PSDA member, ARROW, have released a video documenting life in the small fishing community in the Verde Island Passage marine ecosystem in the Philippines. The ecosystem is a very important resource for the fishing communities and the women in these communities share how climate change adds burden to their daily life, their families and the marine resources where they rely for food and livelihood. Their stories highlight the need to support practical and integrated population health and environment solutions that addresses the unmet need for sexual and reproductive health and rights, poor health, loss of biodiversity and climate change. All of which undermine a health body and a healthy environment – critical elements to climate change resilient communities and a better future for their children.
18 December 2015 PSDA
PSDA members have responded to the climate change agreement recently announced at the COP21 climate change in Paris.
11 December 2015 ARROW
PSDA member, ARROW, along with its partners working on the interlinkages of climate change and women’s SRHR, launched a series of postcards during the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21). The postcards feature stories of women from climate change affected communities in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines.
01 December 2015 PSDA
PSDA held an event at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris. Breaking the silos for a healthier planet – addressing reproductive health matters to build climate resilient communities, explored the linkages between sexual and reproductive health and rights and climate change. Read about the event and listen to the podcast.
27 November 2015 PSDA
PSDA are travelling to Paris next week to host three side-events at the COP21 climate change conference. The events will put forward policy messages on the linkages between population dynamics and climate change; with an aim to increase understanding and accelerate the adoption of voluntary, rights-based sexual and reproductive health and rights projects and programmes as a cost-effective, viable climate adaptation approach. Read the event flyer for more information.
Violence against Women and Girls and its Consequences on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Latin America and the Caribbean
23 October 2015 ARROW
PSDA member, ARROW, along with Fundacion para Estudio e Investigacion de la Mujer (FEIM), have written a new publication focused on gender-based violence (GBV) and its implications for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The publication is useful for advocates, decision-makers, practitioners, and policymakers who believe in gender equality and women’s and girls’ human rights, including the power to make decisions regarding their own bodies and to live a life free of violence.
26 September 2015 ARROW
Sivananthi Thanenthiran, the Executive Director of ARROW, spoke on behalf of the Post-2015 Women’s Coalition and the Population and Sustainable Development Alliance (PSDA), at an interactive dialogue at the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development. The session focused on “Delivering on a Revitalized Global Partnership”. Watch her statement at the UN Summit.
20 August 2015 DFPA
A new SRHR and climate change adaptation pilot project, Pambazuko Lake Victoria Project, is being implemented by a coalition of organisations, including Family Health Options Kenya (PSDA member), ViAgroforestry, CREP and Osienala in cooperation with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (PSDA member). The project is being funded by PSN member, the Danish Family Planning Association and operates with a rights based approach to health and to a healthy environment in order to promote community resilience to climate challenge. The coalition is undertaking community mobilization and advocacy work at a county, national and regional level in a fully integrated manner. The Pambazuko Lake Victoria Project will be at the upcoming PHE Regional Conference in Kisumu, Kenya, on 9th and 10th September 2015.
New partnership brings vital health services to isolated fishing settlements in the Barren Isles archipelago
7 August 2015 Blue Ventures
PSDA member, Blue Ventures, has linked up with JSI/MAHEFA to provide family planning options and basic healthcare to remote communities in the Indian Ocean’s largest locally managed marine area.
4 June 2015 PAI
PSDA member, PAI, have published a new Index and report which provides a measure of where women in 62 low- and lower-middle-income countries stand in attaining sexual and reproductive health and rights. The findings demonstrate the need for greater investment in, and targeted attention to, fulfilling the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women in all countries included in the Index.
20 May 2015 Blue Ventures
As civil society groups across the world seek to hold our leaders to account for progress on maternal and child health, here are three things that we can learn from Blue Ventures’ successful local advocacy effort in Madagascar. PSDA member, Blue Ventures, also explain how Malagasy women face a 1 in 43 lifetime risk of maternal death; more than 100 times that faced by their UK sisters.
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