1 in 5 women (and also 1 in 5 men) suffer from depression and/or fear during pregnancy and childbirth.

There has always been a sense that the academy has been no less a space for sexual harassment than any other organisations and institutions, even against the championing of inclusion and progressive gender politics. This one-day workshop seeks to outline the problem, look at some contemporary policy and practice responses and then explore some strategies for prevention and change.

On Monday and Tuesday 27-28th of February, experts on female genital mutilation will gather at the international symposium on “Challenges in estimating the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the European Union and recommendations for future estimations”. The symposium concludes the international research project "FGM-PREV". This project was a cooperation between ICRH (Ghent University, Belgium), INED (France) and BICOCCA (Universita’ degli studi di Milano, Italy) and funded by the DAPHNE programme of the European Union.

Onderzoek bij bijna 80.000 vrouwen in China die zich aanmeldden voor abortus, toonde aan dat 65% ook in het verleden reeds een abortus had ondergaan. De voornaamste redenen hiervoor waren het gebrek aan anticonceptie of het mislukken ervan Deze cijfers zijn het resultaat van een grootschalig onderzoek naar preventie van ongewenste zwangerschap en van abortus in China.

Dr. Syed Khurram Azmat successfully defended his PhD entitled: “Models to accelerate modern family planning/contraceptive services access and uptake among married women in rural Pakistan”

Seksueel geweld komt aan de UGent voor, natuurlijk, wat had u gedacht? De UGent is een werkplek voor 9000 werknemers. De Fundamental Rights Agency becijferde in 2014 dat 11% van het seksueel geweld en partnergeweld in België op de werkplek voorkwam, en dat in 9% van de gevallen de pleger ook iemand uit die werkcontext was. De UGent is dus niet anders dan een andere werkplek maar durft wel in de spiegel te kijken. De UGent is ook een universiteit waar duizenden jongeren gevormd worden.

Today the Gender-Based Violence Recovery Centre (GBVRC), Mombasa Kenya, a centre for victims of gender-based violence, received the label of the UNESCO Chair Sexual Health & Human Rights. During a press conference in Paris the centre was honoured for promoting sexual health en human rights in challenging contexts.

The Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy was officially launched in the presence of Secretary of State for Scientific Policy Dr Elke Sleurs, Dr Moazzam Ali of the Human Reproduction Programme (WHO), Director UNFPA Brussels Mrs Sietske Steneker and Secretary of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development Mr Neil Datta.
On November 30th, the Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy was officially launched in the presence of Secretary of State for Scientific Policy Dr Elke Sleurs, Dr Moazzam Ali of the Human Reproduction Programme (WHO), Director UNFPA Brussels Mrs Sietske Steneker and Secretary of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development Mr Neil Datta.

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