Greetings from the Chair Prof. Dr. Marleen Temmerman
To all women and girls worldwide: Happy International Women’s Day !
Let us celebrate the achievements and intensify our efforts towards equality, equity and inclusion. A lot of progress has been made since ICPD1994 that we marked loudly at ICPD25 in Nairobi. But despite this progress, societies are still failing women in relation to health and rights, most acutely in poor countries and amongst the most vulnerable women in all countries.
This year the global community will highlight the gains made since the Beijing declaration, underline that sexual and reproductive health and rights are cornerstones of Beijing+25 and reaffirm that women’s rights are human rights.
In this ICRHGlobal Newsletter we proudly highlight an impressive number of achievement by our young and young at heart women and men, working tirelessly to improve SRHR. They include the photo exhibition “Women Empower”, highlighting the strength and rights during the birth process; the Sexual and gender-based violence Sensitization Workshop; the film “Pregnancy is ours” and much more.
Therefore, let’s renew our commitment to all sisters around the world to support each other, to believe in each other and to empower each other. Let us use these powers to fight inequities and exclusion, to reduce maternal mortality, unsafe abortion, gender based violence and harmful practice so that girls and women everywhere can develop their full potential!
Movie “The pregnancy is ours” broadcasted in Maputo
The film "The pregnancy is ours" was presented during the "women's week" in the French cultural centre of Maputo, Mozambique. The film was made by Anna Galle, a doctoral student of ICRH, with financial support of the Marleen Temmerman Fund.
Dr. Katrina Perehudoff gives keynote on high medicines prices at Rotary Conference in Pennsylvania, USA
Rotary District 7280 Governor Mr. Scott Bayline invited Dr. Perehudoff to address his District Conference, this year in Erie, Pennsylvania from May 17-19, 2019. In her keynote, Dr. Perehudoff spoke of the growing challenge of high medicines prices and their...
Adolescent pregnancy & motherhood: Synergies between the developed and developing context
Dr. Sarah Johns (School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, UK) will give a public lecture on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 from 1-2pm at ICRH about her research to understand human reproductive timing and evolved sexual behaviour.