From 13-24 March, Simavi was among the many thousand attendees of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. The conclusions which came out of this platform can be used by civil society actors to hold their governments’ accountable to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Simavi will be joining the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to ensure that issues relevant to our work, and the Going for Gold programme in particular, are taken along in the negotiations and the outcome documents.
Yesterday was the keenly awaited general election in the Netherlands, when the country went to the polls to vote for a new government. We now enter an exciting and important time in which a new direction will be set for the Netherlands, both at home and abroad.
Innovation is a vital component of Simavi’s work if we want to achieve a Healthy Life For All. Between May and September 2016, Simavi and local partner MDM partnered with TTC Mobile to investigate the quality of health facilities of the Same region in Tanzania for the Mobile Mapping for Women’s Health project.
Ralf Bodelier is a journalist and head of the World’s Best News movement in the Netherlands. In the lead up to the Dutch elections taking place in March 2017, Simavi asked him three questions.
Simavi recognises safe abortion as part of a comprehensive package for improving sexual reproductive health and rights that includes, amongst others comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education and preventing unwanted pregnancies by increasing access to contraceptives. Safe abortion services and post-abortion care are essential elements of this package.
Fita Rizki Utami is the National Programme Coordinator of the Get Up, Speak Out (GUSO) programme in Indonesia. She was recently in the Netherlands for a meeting with fellow coordinators from other countries. Simavi spoke to her about empowering young people and the importance of partnerships and collaborations.
Kepher Ogalo is a youth peer provider in Kisumu, Kenya, and is trained and supported by Simavi partner KMET. Orphaned at an early age, his motivation to work for youth SRHR was sparked by personal circumstances and family experiences. We talked to him about his work.