women’s health

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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

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…

Why Menstrual Products Should be Free for All

In Zimbabwe, many girls in remote rural regions, and other disadvantaged areas such as farming communities, stay at home for the entire length of their periods. This is primarily because of the fear and shame that exists around leaking in front of others.

Menstrual Pain is a Public Health Matter

Menstrual Pain is a Public Health Matter

Menstruation is a normal biological process and we should not shame people for it. We must not neglect menstrual pain or matters surrounding it.

Taking Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Seriously by Gabrielle Rocha Rios for Girls' Globe

Taking Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Seriously

The symptoms of PMDD are similar to those of PMS, but much more severe, and also include loss of interest in daily activities, difficulty concentrating, irritability, sudden mood swings, and severe anxiety and/or depression.

Motherhood in Conflict: Grace's Story by Esther Mulders for Girls' Globe

Motherhood in Conflict: Grace’s Story

Stories of motherhood and the female experience during war are often excluded and unexplored. This neglect shows in the little attention such stories get in the public discourse and in policy agendas. But without these stories, we miss the voices that are so important for

Abuse & Violence Rates Rise Amid Global Lockdowns by Tariro Mantsebo for Girls' Globe

Abuse & Violence Rates Rise Amid Global Lockdowns

The pandemic is creating an environment of high stress, anxiety and depression for millions of people. It’s taking an economic and social toll. It is also leading to increased rates of domestic violence. In times of crisis or natural disaster, children’s and women’s health and safety are the most severely compromised. In our current situation, this pattern is compounded by limited access to safe centers, shelters and health services.

Motherhood in Conflict, Stories from Women in Uganda who became mothers in a time of war, violence and abuse

Motherhood in Conflict: Colleen’s Story

In northern Uganda, many mothers have lived through armed conflict. Some gave birth in a time when murder, abduction, mutilation and rape were common practices. It was a time when child soldiers were forced to kill loved ones. What would it be like to become

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