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  • News, 09 April 2014 |

    Preventing a fist-fight in a township was my first introduction to South Africa. With a group of community mobilisers promoting the MenCare+ fathers’ groups, we went into the Township of Kayelitsha near Cape Town to talk to men. We turned a corner  and stood in the middle of a fist-fight of what seemed to be high-school ex-lovers. He was on the verge of hitting her. The community mobilisers jumped between the two to calm the boy down, and she fled the moment she freed herself from his grip on her hair. My heart was beating like hell: This is how it feels to live in an environment where  violence is normal.

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  • News, 09 April 2014 |

    From 7 to 11 April, the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) is held in New York. This is a yearly conference that monitors, reviews and assesses the implementation of the agreements made at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt. These agreements are set out in the Programme of Action (PoA), which is a rights-based development framework.

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  • Article, 08 April 2014 |

    Rutgers WPF Pakistan held an award ceremony for Media Competitive Awards under the project “Adolescent Girl Empowerment" (AGE). 91 articles were submitted in print, electronic and web categories by journalist from all over the Sindh province. Ms. Rubina Qaimkhani, Minister of Women Development, awarded 10 journalists for their efforts on eradication of child marriages.

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  • Article, 02 April 2014 |

    Research have given us a lot of information about the effectiveness of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) education and HIV prevention programmes for young people.  Even though strong programmes exist, this knowledge is not widely used and applied. Many programmes do not fully address young people’s needs or only focus on a few aspects that contribute to behaviour change. These programmes have limited chances of success and are not as effective as they could be.

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  • Article, 02 April 2014 |

    Access to direct information by young people is an important aspect in the ASK Programme. By developing new and using existing e- and m-health interventions within ASK, young people can access information generally easy. E- and m-health interventions are tools to bring this information to young people through text messages, mobile apps, websites, radio, etc. Nevertheless these interventions are not widely known among all ASK partners.

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  • Article, 02 April 2014 |

    “Your partner is pregnant. What do you do?” In 2013, Dutch soldiers of the 1-Civil and Militair Interaction Command discussed this and other issues during a military exercise in Ghana and Benin. The Rutgers WPF carrousel game ‘Love is all around’ appears to be a success: not only for Dutch soldiers but for their colleagues in Benin and Ghana.

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  • News, 31 March 2014 |

    Improving the position of women and girls cannot be done without engaging men and boys. This is what MenCare+, the joint programme of Rutgers WPF, Promundo-US and national partners in four countries argued at the 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March 2014.

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  • News, 20 March 2014 |

    On 20 March at the 58th Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Rutgers WPF was able to deliver an oral statement asking for increased attention to involve men in improving the position of women and girls.

    "The new global Post-2015 Development Agenda aims to improve the position of women and girls. Engaging men as allies in this endeavour has been proven to work around the world. Men have the potential to contribute towards improving gender equality, and many men already do."

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  • News, 18 March 2014 |

    I really need to write down my thoughts and reflections, cause I’m afraid I will loose it if I don’t start to download and share it soon. To free some space on my hard drive and to inform you on what’s going on inside of me.

    The danger of a conference like CSW is in both focussing and in not focussing your attention and time. Let me try to explain.

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  • News, 08 March 2014 |

    On International Women's Day 8 March, the Indonesian newspaper the Jakarta Globe published a special on gender equality. Siska Dewi Noya, programme officer Gender Based Violence of Rutgers WPF Indonesia wrote an opinion article "To Protect Women, Engage Men" on why men are important in achieving gender equality.

    Read the complete article in the Jakarta Globe

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