ICRH offers research internship opportunities to postgraduates considering a career in reproductive health research. The program aims at exposing junior researchers to the various aspects of research with a focus on themes such as sexually transmitted infections, maternal and child health, sexual violence and family planning.

The ICRH Belgium activity report is available online. 2014 has proved to be another most fruitful year for ICRH.

Flemish development NGOs launch sensitization campaign on MDGs.

The practice of forced child marriages is also in Belgium a reality. Today, a seminar on this topic was organized by the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men, Plan Belgium and Ghent University’s research group International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH). "Many assume that this is an archaic practice, but this is not the case," said Liesbet Stevens, deputy director of the Institute. "We need a global strategy." ICRH is currently preparing a study on the topic and the Institute will soon present a national action plan to the different governments.

Els Leye is de 'Vlaamse Madam' (VlaM) van 2015. Ze krijgt die prijs voor haar internationale engagement in de strijd tegen geweld op vrouwen en meer in het bijzonder voor de inzet waarmee ze al jaren de strijd tegen vrouwelijke genitale verminking aangaat.

Op 24 maart organiseren ICRH, Plan België en het Instituut voor de gelijkheid van vrouwen en mannen een studiedag rond huwelijksdwang voor iedereen die met deze problematiek geconfronteerd wordt in het kader van het werk of in de eigen omgeving. Een recent onderzoek van het ICRH toont aan dat de problematiek van huwelijksdwang in België voor professionals geen evidente zaak is. Op deze studiedag zullen enkele professionals hieromtrent meer toelichting geven, en worden de onderzoeksresultaten voorgesteld.

The annual ‘week of spring fever’, focusing on the quality of relational and sexual eductation, takes place from February 23rd until 27th 2015. This year special attention is given to homophobia which is often a consequence of rigid attitudes towards ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’ and towards ideas about how men and women should behave.

On February 13th at 5:30 p.m. Ms. Charlotte Warren will defend her PhD entitled: “Exploring the quality and effect of comprehensive postnatal care models in East and Southern Africa”.

On February 6th . Ms. Xu-Dong (Stella) Zhang, defended successfully her PhD entitled: “Vulnerabilities and opportunities for improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescent female sex workers in Kunming, China”.
Supervisor: Prof.dr. Stanley Lüchters
Co-Supervisor: Prof. dr. Marleen Temmerman

UGent-community magazine 'Durf Denken' published an interview with Prof. dr. Wim Delva in their latest edition of February 2015

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