World wrestles with ‘migrant acceptance’ #migrants #migrantacceptance

Gallup Poll results: Iceland tops the list as the “most accepting” nation on the planet — followed by New Zealand, Rwanda, Canada, Sierra Leone, Mali, Australia, Sweden, the U.S. and Nigeria. Macedonia led the least of the “least accepting” countries — followed by Montenegro, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Israel, Latvia, Czech Republic, Estonia and Croatia. Gallup […]

HIV Infects One Teen-Age Girl Every 3 Minutes #hivhealthcrisis #hivteens

Every three minutes, a girl between the ages of 15 and 19 is infected with the virus that causes AIDS, said a UN report Wednesday that warned of a “crisis” fuelled by gender inequality. Girls and young women made up two-thirds of 15- to 19-year-olds infected with HIV in 2017, according to data unveiled at […]

Women & Girls, HIV & Aids: Still Affecting More Females Than Males #girlshivaids #womenhivaids

To better address the impact of HIV on women, particularly on young women and adolescent girls, approaches are needed that consciously adopt the perspectives of women in all their diversity. KEY POINTS Women account for more than half the number of people living with HIV worldwide. Young women (10-24 years old) are twice as likely […]

Women are increasingly the breadwinners, shift in domestic roles’ upsides & challenges #womenbreadwinners

By Shahrashoub Razavi  Evolving family structures do not present an inherent risk to society. The real danger lies in long hours of poorly paid work that leaves little time for family life; households torn apart by conflict, forced migration and deportation; and perverse economic incentives that compel people to “choose” between home and a career. […]

INVOLVING MEN TO IMPROVE MATERNAL & NEWBORN HEALTH #menmaternalhealth #genderroles

Interventions to engage men in maternal and newborn health can increase care-seeking, improve home care practices, and support more equitable couple communication and decision-making for maternal and newborn health. These findings support engaging men as a health promotion strategy, although evidence gaps remain around effects on mortality and morbidity. Findings also indicate that interventions to […]