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United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing

22 Nov 2018

United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing

Virginity testing — a gynecological examination conducted under the belief that it determines whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse — must end, says UN Human Rights, UN Women and the World Health Organizatio...

SECTION27 Board Appoints New Executive Director

07 Nov 2018

SECTION27 Board Appoints New Executive Director

The Board of SECTION27 is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Umunyana Rugege as the new Executive Director of SECTION27, effective 1 January 2019.  Umunyana currently holds the position of Deputy Director.  Following...

GLOBAL COMPACT FOR REFUGEES: CALL FOR ACTION

23 Oct 2018

GLOBAL COMPACT FOR REFUGEES: CALL FOR ACTION

The draft Global Compact for Refugees, due for a vote in December at the UN, fails to mention the need for sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in refugee settings, including access to skilled birth att...

MEDICINE STOCKOUTS: A NEW DISASTER LOOMS

18 Oct 2018

MEDICINE STOCKOUTS: A NEW DISASTER LOOMS

Stocks of 2nd and 3rd line antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and contraceptives have run out across the country – a crisis that has been developing over the past two months. The Stop Stockouts Project (SSP) has been in communicat...

Xenowatch Durban Launch

05 Oct 2018

Xenowatch Durban Launch

Venue: Diakona Centre, Durban, South Africa On 4 October 2018, Xenowatch, a tool to monitor xenophobic threats and violence in South Africa, was launched in Durban, South Africa. People from various walks of life particip...

International Conference on Family Planning

04 Oct 2018

International Conference on Family Planning

The fifth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) is taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 12 - 15 November 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre. This conference, held every second year, seeks to bring togeth...