5 Top Tips to Use the Frame of Family in SRHR Advocacy

 

Based on the guide
Using family as a frame in social justice activism: A guide for activists and funders in Europe

 

Available free from www.reclaimingfamilyvalues.eu

 

 

The debate on family has been filled by conservative culture warriors, fetishizing a fictional time when a family was understood as a male […]

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Key Concepts in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

By Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) we mean:

‘the right of all individuals to make decisions concerning their sexual activity and reproduction free from discrimination, coercion, and violence.’[1]

SRHR are interlinked with many other fundamental human rights, for example:

The Right to Health

 

Health is recognised as a human right […]

What it means to be a trans rights activist in Siberia – In conversation with Soldado Kowalisidi

On the 11th of June, 2013, the ‘gay propaganda law’ was passed in Russia, thereby making it a criminal offense to distribute ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships among minors.’[1] At this time, Soldado Kowalisidi was living in Siberia, having recently moved there from Kazakhstan.

 

It was in Siberia, where […]

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Under the Spotlight: Orthodoxy and Domestic Violence in Russia

In 2013, a law was introduced to the Russian Criminal Code which made“offending the feelings of religious believers” a criminal offense. This law came on the back of a series of political developments born of the tightening of relations between the Russian government and the Russian Orthodox Church over the […]

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9 Things You Should Know About HIV Prevention Programmes

1.What are HIV prevention programmes?

HIV prevention programmes aim to prevent transmission of HIV by encouraging behavioral change. For example, one of the first HIV prevention programmes was the ABC programme, which aimed to encourage abstinence, fidelity and contraception:
Abstinence, Be Faithful, Use a Condom.’[1] 

2. What are the most widely […]

8 Things You Should Know About Conscientious Objection & Abortion

  1. Traditionally, conscientious objection has been used ‘in the context of refusal to perform military service.’[1] In other words, when individuals refuse to do military service due to their personal conviction that it is morally wrong.

Conscientious objection derives from the right to freedom of thought, conscience and […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

If you are active (or thinking about becoming active) in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, you have probably heard a lot of talk about comprehensive sexuality education. But what exactly is CSE?

1. Comprehensive sexuality education is the process of learning about sex, sexuality, relationships and family […]

8 Things You Should Know About Abortion in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)

1. Abortion, as opposed to contraception, is widely used as means of family planning in some countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Often, other modern family planning methods such as contraception are not accessible or affordable, or are inaccessible due to the stigma attached to them. This leads many women […]

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11 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In the past year, there has been a lot of talk about the sustainable development goals and the post-2015 (2030) agenda.

The 2030 agenda aims to take over from the Millennium Development Goals and contains many far-reaching and progressive goals for the betterment of our society.

 But what lies behind all […]

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10 Things You Should Know About HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

1.    Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region in the world where the HIV epidemic has continued to grow rapidly.

Between 2000 and 2015 there was a 57% increase in annual new HIV infections.[1]

2.    The rate of HIV infection is three times higher in Eastern Europe than […]

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