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Mental health, menstruation, sexual and reproductive health and more about our bodies from the voices of women and girls worldwide.
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Fighting Unsafe Abortion and Abortion Stigma in Sierra Leone

This blogpost speaks to the national burden of unsafe abortion in Sierra Leone. Those who are most vulnerable and least able to access safe services largely bear the cost.  Millions of poor women, young women, rural women and their families bear the lasting consequences of

Using Knitted Props to Talk About Sexual Health

How do you convey the frequently overlooked – yet vital – message on sexual healthcare and contraceptive choice in a new and engaging way? This is often the question posed when exploring creative ideas to engage our audiences with information on sex, health, and choice.  We like to talk

Self Care by Laiza Onofre

Illustrator Laiza Onofre on Activism, Self Care & Self Love

Laiza Onofre is an illustrator and feminist activist from Mexico. She has been a part of Girls’ Globe for several years. Contributing with her beautiful illustrations she has amplified the movement to strengthen gender equality and human rights. We collaborated with Laiza for the launch

A photo of the abortion pill.

Abortion in Spain is Legal — but Inaccessible

In 1985, 10 years after the end of the fascist dictatorship, Spain decriminalised abortion. It became legal in cases when pregnancy posed a risk to the life or health of the woman or the foetus, or in case of rape. In 2010, the congress passed

A photo of Tariro Mantsebo, founder of earth + blood

Tariro Mantsebo is Changing the Wellness Narrative for Black Women

Tariro Mantsebo is a medical doctor and intersectional feminist from Zimbabwe. She recently founded earth + blood, dedicated to the holistic healing, wellness and validation of black and brown women. 1. What brought you to start your new initiative earth + blood?  I started earth + blood, with the intention

What’s Holding Women Back from Leadership in Medicine?

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first-ever woman in the United States to earn an MD degree. Fast forward to 2021. In many ways, women in medicine have come a long way. There are now more women entering the medical field than ever before. However,

A Conversation with IPPF: Beyond the Repeal of the Global Gag Rule

The repeal of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) by the new President of the United States led to global celebration. The policy was in place for years, impacting organizations across the world working with essential sexual and reproductive health services. Now that the GGR has

How We’re Improving Safe Abortion Access in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan, the law says you can have an abortion on request up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. After that, it’s still available but for ‘social reasons’ which need to be approved by medical professionals. Termination of pregnancy is allowed at any time where there

When will India take legal measures to end Female Genital Cutting?

Although there are special legislations on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) across the world, India fails to enact any existing laws on its procedure. This has allowed it to persist in secrecy. The practice in India is widely known as “khatna” or “khafd”, and includes the

Successes and Hopes from Champions Ending Female Genital Mutilation

Talaso Gababa and Hiwot Girma are Amref Health Africa End-FGM/C Community Champions. We asked them about successes and hopes for ending female genital mutilation (FGM) in their communities. Amref Health Africa UK is a member of Girls’ Globe. They share first-hand perspectives from grassroots changemakers

Somali girls are breaking the silence about sexual assault and abortion

Girls Break the Silence About Sexual Assault and Abortion in Somalia

Content warning: r*pe, sexual assault I love Puntland, in its little corner of Somalia. I love the people who fight through famine, war and division. The ocean that laps its land. The dark desert where camels roam. Our Islamic way of life. But I weep

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