“Our Time to Sing and Play” Child Marriage in Nepal. Human Rights Watch. (2016)

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In interviewing dozens of children and young people, Human Rights Watch learned that these marriages result from a web of factors including poverty, lack of access to education, child labor, social pressures, and harmful practices. Cutting across all of these is entrenched gender inequality, and damaging social norms that make girls less valued than boys in Nepali society.


Keywords: education, violence, girls, human rights 

 

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Lessons Learned from National Initiatives to End Child Marriage 2016. Travers E, Branson M. (2017)

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Our 2016 report, Lessons learned from national initiatives to end child marriage, explores what lessons can be drawn from the increasing number of national strategies, action plans, and country-wide initiatives to address child marriage around the world, particularly in relation to their implementation across sectors.

This report considers the experiences in 11 countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Nepal, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It will be of particular interest to Girls Not Brides members in countries where (i) a national initiatives is still in development, (ii) is about to be rolled out, or (iii) is currently being implemented.


Keywords: violence, human rights, justice, health, education, girls

 

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Child Marriage and HIV: A Relationship Ignored for Too Long. Girls Not Brides. (2017)

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Developed by Girls Not Brides, with input from members and partners, this brief highlights why the links between child marriage and HIV must be addressed. It recommends further research, targeting and prioritising adolescent girls in HIV responses, and joined-up policy approaches to tackle both issues.

 


Keywords: human rights, adolescents, sexual, reproductive, maternal health services

 

 

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Child Marriage and Maternal Health. Girls Not Brides. (2017)

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Written by Girls Not Brides, this information sheet takes a look at the link between child marriage and maternal health. It highlights that countries with high rates of child marriage typically have poor maternal and child health outcomes including higher rates of infant and maternal mortality. The brief also looks at what can be done to improve the maternal health of adolescent girls.

 


Keywords: adolescents, girls, health services

 

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Progressing the Sustainable Development Goals through Health in All Policies: Case Studies from Around the World. V Lin and I Kickbusch. (2017)

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This book, arising from the Adelaide conference, is intended for the international HiAP community – including people who are already practising HiAP and aim to sustain it, helping those who are thinking about doing HiAP to progress, and helping others to start planning HiAP.
The case studies in this book highlight the diversity of applications of HiAP and its multiple processes, dimensions and outcomes in different countries and regions and political systems. It includes experiences of HiAP at the city level, such as in Quito, Ecuador, at the regional/state level such as in California and the national level, for example in China. While there are many different versions of and contexts for HiAP, there are also some shared lessons across countries and regions.


Keywords: SDGs, policy, public health, monitoring and evaluation

 

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Process Guide for Identifying Issues and Fostering Dialogue to Align Public Financial Management and Health Financing Systems. WHO. (2017)

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This guide lays out an illustrative process for health and finance authorities to engage in productive dialogue, assess the current situation in terms of how aligned the PFM system and health financing system are, and work towards a joint policy roadmap to improve alignment. It builds on a previous document “Aligning public financial management and health financing: sustaining progress toward universal health coverage,” which considers how PFM and health financing systems can be better aligned in support of UHC, and provides a framework to examine common challenges, as well as offering strategies to address them. This guide can serve as an entry point for that dialogue, and can facilitate a structured approach for health, finance and other stakeholders to discuss underlying issues before implementing system changes that might affect the PFM and health financing system.

 

Keywords: UHC, health, financing, policy, planning 

 

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Responding to Children and Adolescents who have been Sexually Abused. WHO. (2017)

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WHO has published new clinical guidelines Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused aimed at helping front-line health workers, primarily from low resource settings, in providing evidence-based, quality, trauma-informed care to survivors. The guidelines emphasize the importance of promoting safety, offering choices and respecting the wishes and autonomy of children and adolescents. They cover recommendations for post-rape care and mental health; and approaches to minimizing distress in the process of taking medical history, conducting examination and documenting findings.

 

Keywords: HIV, health services, human rights, child, adolescent

 

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A Familiar Face: Violence in the Lives of Children and Adolescents. UNICEF. (2017)

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This report presents the most current data on four specific forms of violence – violent discipline and exposure to domestic abuse during early childhood; violence at school; violent deaths among adolescents; and sexual violence in childhood and adolescence. The statistics reveal that children experience violence across all stages of childhood, in diverse settings, and often at the hands of the trusted individuals with whom they interact daily. The report concludes with specific national actions and strategies that UNICEF has embraced to prevent and respond to violence against children.


Keywords: sexual violence, children, adolescents

 

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A Research Report on the Lives of Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Transgender Men in Timor-Leste. Rede Feto and ASEAN SOGIE Caucus. (2017)

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The report documented various narratives of psychological and physical abuse, including domestic violence, forced marriage, and attempts by family members to change their sexual orientation and gender identity. It looks into other social and economic factors, such as financial dependence on families, and how these affect their lives in Timorese society. Among its recommendations were for government and civil society to facilitate leadership-building opportunities and support groups and to provide lesbian and bisexual women and transgender men “opportunities to enhance their own capacities to help make them active and capable advocates for their own rights.”


Keywords: SOGIE, human rights, bullying, discrimination

 

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Policy Brief on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) in Southeast Asia. ASEAN SOGIE Caucus (2017).

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In this policy brief, we define the term “women” inclusively: according to sex assigned at birth, meaning those whose legal sex marker is female; and according to gender identity, meaning those who identify as women regardless of whether this identity is reflected in their legal or medical documents. In this policy brief, we define the term “women” inclusively: according to sex assigned at birth, meaning those whose legal sex marker is female; and according to gender identity, meaning those who identify as women regardless of whether this identity is reflected in their legal or medical documents.


Keywords: human rights, laws, discrimination, women

 

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