Connecting gender and FGM. A Q&A with Salma Abou Hussein

Salma Abou Hussein first learned about Female Genitle Mutilation (FGM) ten years ago while visiting a community school in rural Upper Egypt. The area had a high prevalence of FGM and there were ads and campaign posters warning parents from practicing it. Abou Hussein was shocked to learn the practice was so widespread and she has been working to end this practice ever since, conducting … Continue reading Connecting gender and FGM. A Q&A with Salma Abou Hussein

Changing attitudes, saving lives. A Q&A with Dismas Damian

Globally, it is estimated that more than 220 million women in LMICs have an unmet need for family planning. Adolescents especially are some of the most at-risk groups for early pregnancy and parenthood. They face difficulties accessing contraception and safe abortion, as well as suffering from high rates of HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Various political, economic, and sociocultural factors contribute to poor information and … Continue reading Changing attitudes, saving lives. A Q&A with Dismas Damian

Bodily autonomy, reproductive freedom, and the environment. A Q&A with Maria Tanyag

Maria Tanyag is a Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. Her research seeks to understand gendered insecurities, contestations and transformative politics in the context of multiple and intersecting crises. She focuses on the Asia-Pacific region and the Philippines in particular. Her most recent publications are: “Sexual Health and World … Continue reading Bodily autonomy, reproductive freedom, and the environment. A Q&A with Maria Tanyag

Reproductive Justice, Holistic Care, and the BLM protests. A Q&A with Dr. Joia Crear-Perry

This week Yarrow Global sat down (virtually) with Dr. Joia Crear-Perry to talk about the connection between maternal mortality, racism, and reproductive justice both in the US and globally. Dr. Joia Crear-Perry is an OBGYN and the founder of the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC), an organization that seeks to bridge the gaps between communities, hospitals, and governmental systems and focus on the social determinants … Continue reading Reproductive Justice, Holistic Care, and the BLM protests. A Q&A with Dr. Joia Crear-Perry