Are you – or someone you know – one of the 500 participants who will be at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September? You won’t want to miss the exciting presentations, panels, and posters that IRH and our partners will showcase this year. 
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Posted In: News, Passages Project, REAL Fathers Initiative, Gender Equality
September 5, 2017 | 11:42 am | By Lillian Ojanduru, Qualitative Research Coordinator, Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University Uganda
Where I live in Uganda, people often think reproductive health is a “private” issue that should not be discussed openly in the community. Open, reflective dialogue can be difficult due to cultural, social and gender norms that have taught us not to speak of sensitive topics like menstruation out loud to others. In Karamoja region of Uganda, where less than 1 in 10 women are using a modern method of family planning, Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project’s EDEAN intervention is using theatre performances to bring conversations about fertility and reproductive health to communities. I want to share what I’ve learned about our approach and the importance of engaging youth in the process.
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Posted In: Uncategorized, FACT Project, Family Planning, Adolescents
August 22, 2017 | 5:36 pm | Nokafu Sandra Chipanta, Program Officer
In Nepal today, while fertility rates are slowly decreasing, the average woman still has more children than she desires. Marginalized women—such as Janajati, Dalit, or Muslims—face higher barriers to health care services and information about fertility and reproductive health than Nepali women from non-marginalized communities.
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Posted In: Projects, FACT Project, Family Planning, Fertility Awareness