June 2nd of each year, is worldwide celebrated as International Sex Workers Day. It honours sex workers and recognises their often exploited working conditions.

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”