In 1958, obstetrician and gynaecologist Catherine Hamlin and her husband—also a doctor—answered an advertisement in The Lancet to set up a midwifery school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Within days of arriving, the Australian couple saw obstetric fistula cases for the first time. An obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that […]
Source:- Publications | UN Women – Africa This study has been conducted to develop the evidence base on the economic impacts of violence against women more broadly through estimating these impacts with a focus on IPV. It employed a mixed methods approach to estimate the broader economic costs of IPV for women/households and the economy […]
Despite its cultural and biological importance, limited knowledge about menstruation and cultural taboos in many contexts means that menarche often brings fear and stigma. In Ethiopia, in the context of this paper, lack of knowledge and the stigma around menstruation create challenges for adolescent girls related to menstrual hygiene management and their reproductive health more […]
Child marriage is a violation of human rights. Every child has the right to be protected from this harmful practice, which has devastating consequences for individuals and for society. Child marriage is now firmly on the global development agenda, most prominently through its
inclusion in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 5.3 which calls for the elimination of the practice by 2030.
Translation of knowledge into policy and practice is important to prevent sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) related morbidity and mortality and ensure access to rights. Existing approaches to knowledge translation are often relatively rigid and implicitly assume linear processes, leading to time-consuming processes that are not tailored to countries’ needs.
The special journal supplement on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in Ethiopia .There are 13 articles under the main title. The articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.Publication of this supplement is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Rapid virtual research by GAGE has highlighted the challenges that young people are facing in rural communities in Afar, Amhara and Oromia, and in Dire Dawa city (Jones et al., 2020a, b), but as yet very little is known about the specific experiences of vulnerable urban youth. This brief focuses on youth (aged 15–24 years) working in factories, and is part of a series exploring the impacts of covid-19 and the ensuing government policy response on vulnerable urban youth in Ethiopia.