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Mental health, menstruation, sexual and reproductive health and more about our bodies from the voices of women and girls worldwide.

How COVID-19 is Affecting Access to Abortion in Georgia

If you Google “abortion in Georgia” you may see news about the State in the U.S – where there are often threats to provision of abortion care. Here in Georgia the country, there is also certainly a lot of abortion stigma. Thankfully the law protects

Motherhood in Conflict

Motherhood in Conflict: Barbara’s Story

War and conflict are soaring around the globe. Today, around two billion people are affected by fragile political systems, conflict or violence. In the past few years there has been an increase in attention for war-time sexual violence and rape as a weapon of war.

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What Is “Toxic Positivity” and How Can it Hurt Our Mental Health?

Amid a deadly pandemic, many of us have been longing for happier days. During uncertain and challenging situations, it’s normal to want more positivity in our lives. But while the attitude of “positive vibes only” seems helpful during difficult times, experts have been warning otherwise. While

Sea front from the sky. Everyday Colorism in the Carribean

Cultivating Self-Love: 4 Women Living in Dark Skin in the Caribbean

The #EverydayColorism campaign is sharing the lived experiences of Caribbean people affected by colorism – discriminatory or preferential treatment of same-race people because of skin tone. Colorism pervades the region, affecting Caribbean people across the spectrums of gender, age, and socioeconomic status. Even highly educated

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Accessing Abortion During a Pandemic – Where Are We Now?

Since the huge global impact of the coronavirus pandemic first became apparent at the start of this year, many of those working in sexual and reproductive health care have noted increased barriers to essential services like contraception and abortion. The theme of this year’s International

Lilongwe Parliament Building - Abortion Law Reform Malawi

My Hope to Save Lives Through Abortion Law Reform in Malawi

Tears flowed from my eyes when pallbearers lowered the coffin into the grave. I could not understand why the hospital had refused to offer my niece a safe abortion whose pregnancy was a result of rape. I blamed the leadership of my country, Malawi, for

breast ironing. burning stones

Breast Ironing: A Harmful Practice That Spans Generations

Hope shuddered as she thought of what awaited her. Her developing breasts throbbed with excruciating pain, worsened hours ago when her mama had pounded them with hot stones. She’d cried and pled as mama pounded and auntie held her, but it was useless…

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Radical Self-Care is a Necessity for Black Women

Growing up, I was taught that black women are strong. That we are the pillars of community. That we raise and protect villages, and that we must uphold our men. We’re expected to this faultlessly and without rest. In activism, black women have been at the forefront of championing change. We’ve lead protests and initiatives in our community such as the “Black Lives Matter” Movement founded by three queer, black women. As much as we’re seen as resilient, fierce and powerful, we aren’t afforded the opportunity to be vulnerable, gentle and tender to ourselves.

Mental health, menstruation, sexual and reproductive health and more about our bodies from the voices of women and girls worldwide.

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