March 1, 2018 | 2:44 pm | Gita Shah, FACT Project Program Coordinator (Save the Children)
Jagtarain had an arranged marriage at the age of 18, became pregnant, and lost her first pregnancy without ever talking with her husband about their plans for parenthood. A year later, Jagatarain was pregnant again, and again it was a surprise to her and her husband. Traditionally, Nepali couples do not openly discuss babies, and why would they? After marriage, babies “just happen”.
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Posted In: Projects, FACT Project, Family Planning
February 9, 2018 | 2:20 pm | Dominick Shattuck, Senior Research Officer and Sharada Wasti, Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Advisor
In the shell of an unfinished health center and under clear skies in Rupandehi, we met with nine young men (18 – 21 years old) for a focus group. We had recruited the men to help us test qualitative questions for an upcoming evaluation. They were dressed in button-down shirts and slacks, and each was adorned with gelled bangs flipped over and toward the sky.
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Posted In: Projects, FACT Project, Gender Equality, Family Planning
February 9, 2018 | 12:11 pm | Nana Apenem Dagadu, Senior Research Officer
[Originally posted by the Georgetown Global Health Initiative here.]   A popular Akan proverb – Prayɛ, sɛ woyi baako a na ebu; wokabomu a emmu – extols the power of several broomsticks working together. While I have known this saying for much of my life and appreciated the idea of strength in unity that it evokes, it took on new meaning last November during a workshop made possible by the Global Health Initiative (GHI).
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Posted In: News, Gender Equality, Adolescents