Laws against child marriage are important, but groups like Aahung are showing how community outreach is just as critical.
Guest blogger Neha Mankani of Aahung in Pakistan explores both the difficulties in evaluating the impact of comprehensive sexuality education programs and some unique and creative strategies.
On March 11, 2015, more than 70 IWHC supporters and partners gathered to hear three women speak about their activism in Zimbabwe, Pakistan, and Egypt.
At the International Women's Health Coalition’s 30th Anniversary, CNN's Erin Burnett moderated a discussion on progress for women and girls in Africa and Asia with Fadekemi Akinfaderin (Education as a Vaccine, Nigeria), Sheena Hadi (Aahung, Pakistan) and Yvette Kathurima (FEMNET, Kenya).
To mark the 30th anniversary of the International Women’s Health Coalition earlier this month, IWHC hosted a panel discussion with three young women activists to assess the progress we’ve made and address the challenges that lie ahead for women’s rights.
By Suzanne Ito Four years after its inception in 1994, Pakistan-based NGO Aahung surveyed adolescent girls’ and boys’ knowledge of issues including sexual health, bodily changes, and gender-based discrimination and violence. What they found would be shocking to many. Girls were unaware about menstruation, and spoke of the trauma of having their first period.
Last week, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded its prestigious Human Rights Tulip Award to Aahung, IWHC’s partner organization in Pakistan.
Established in 1994 as a Karachi-based community project, Aahung has become a leading authority in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Pakistan. Aahung works with schools, medical education institutions, and non-governmental and governmental organizations to advance the health and rights of adolescents.
As more than 400 government and civil society representatives from 40 countries meet in Bangkok this week for the 6th Asian and Pacific Population Conference, women’s rights and youth activists are calling for strong government commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights in the region. The five-day population conference is an opportunity for…
“They ask me when you should start sex education, and I say as soon as the child can talk. They should be told the names of the genitals just as they are told about hands and eyes and ears, and nose.” Those are the words of Dr. Mobin Akhtar, a psychiatrist who promotes sexuality…