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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6 Things You Should Know About Cervical Cancer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)

1.  Every year, nearly 18000 women die from cervical cancer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, despite the fact that it is almost entirely preventable.[1]

This is due to the limited availability of high-quality cervical screening programmes in countries across the EECA region, as well as a heavy reliance […]

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11 Things You Should Know About Women’s Economic Empowerment in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)

Women’s economic empowerment in the EECA Region is hindered by a multitude of factors, all of which vary from country to country and from urban to rural areas.

For example, while in cities, women may be excluded from leadership and executive positions because of their gender, in rural areas, they may […]

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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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11 Things You Should Know About Early Pregnancy and its Health Consequences

The root causes for high rates of early pregnancy in certain countries and communities are both manifold and complex. Factors such as early marriage, lack of access to contraception and lack of education all come into play. Girls who grow up in poverty or in marginalised communities with […]

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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10 Things You Should Know About HIV and AIDS

The HIV virus was first identified in the 1980s and over 70 million people have been infected with the virus since the beginning of the epidemic.[1]
Modern medical treatments, national and international policies as well as educational and outreach programmes have had great success in limiting the epidemic, however, […]

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10 Things You Should Know About HIV Amongst Women and Girls

 1. Worldwide, AIDS-related illnesses are the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age.[1]

2. Up to 50% of HIV-positive people are women in some countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.[2]

In Russia, women between the ages of 15 to 24 are contracting HIV at twice the […]

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