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The Code Blue Series | A Growing Threat: Non-Communicable Diseases on Maternal Health 

Some 18 million women of reproductive age die each year from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The compounding effects of NCDs complicate women’s experiences in many unseen ways, and the rise and gravity of NCDs pose a growing and often overlooked challenge to maternal health worldwide. The CODE BLUE series will highlight seven NCDs most threatening to maternal health: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and mental health disorders. 

Africa in Transition: The Role of Women in Peace and Security

The prosperity of a nation cannot be divorced from the prosperity of its women. In sub-Saharan Africa, demographic trends, including rapid population growth and urbanization, ethnic tensions, and environmental degradation and climate change represent some of the compound security risks facing the region. A multisector and integrated approach that is inclusive of women is a precondition to curbing the underlying trends influencing instability in the region. When women are involved in security decision-making, the likelihood for conflict decreases, and peace negotiations last longer.  

Femicide Hits All-Time High in Brazil

While latest crime statistics from Brazil have shown an encouraging reduction in murder rates, trends of violence against women remain worrying. Violent deaths fell 10.8 percent nationwide in 2018, but femicide cases increased 4 percent in the same period.

Femicide differs from murder, as the female victims are killed due to their gender, often involving domestic violence. Meanwhile, rape and domestic violence figures have also increased.

In Refuge: Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings

34 million women and girls are currently in need of humanitarian assistance resulting from natural disasters, wars, conflicts, and other crises. Women in humanitarian settings have high unmet reproductive and maternal health needs. Since 2011, Save the Children, CARE, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), have delivered voluntary contraceptive services, including long-acting reversible contraceptives, to over 1 million women and girls affected by humanitarian crises. 
 

The Maternal Health Initiative launches the CODE BLUE series on non-communicable diseases and maternal health

Each year, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 2 in every 3 deaths among women globally. It is estimated that NCDs kill 35 million people each year, and women of reproductive age make up about half of these deaths.

Sharia and the State in Pakistan: Blasphemy Politics

This book analyses the formulation, interpretation and implementation of sharia in Pakistan and its relationship with the Pakistani state whilst addressing the complexity of sharia as a codified set of laws.

Mulheres Saudaveis Economias Saudaveis: Um Olhar Para O Brasil

Mulheres Saudáveis, Economias Saudáveis: Um olhar sobre o Brasil, discute as interseções da saúde e bem-estar das mulheres e seu empoderamento econômico, com um olhar específico sobre o conjunto de ferramentas Mulheres Saudáveis, Economias Saudáveis (HWHE) e sua implementação no Brasil. O relatório também analisa o atual progresso e as barreiras existentes à participação feminina no mercado de trabalho brasileiro.

At the United Nations, Brazil Allies with Ultra-Conservatives on Gender and Sex-Ed

Brazil sided with unusual allies at a recent United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting in Geneva, underscoring just how much Brazil’s international stance on human rights and gender equality has shifted under the Bolsonaro administration. At the UNHRC’s 41st session, held from June 24 to July 12, the 47-member council adopted a slew of resolutions covering a wide range of issues, from the human rights situation in Eritrea to the impact of corruption on human rights.

Displaced in Yemen: Stories of Hardship and Hope

My name is Warda (Rose in Arabic) and I am a community activist in Yemen. I began my work with many local institutions in Aden in 2011 first as a volunteer and later on as an executive director of the Fikr Foundation for Development. After gaining sufficient experience in the field and driven by a sense of responsibility towards my community particularly its women members, I set up my own organization, Yad Bi Yad (Hand-in-Hand) for Development in 2015.

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