One organisation is working to document, highlight and publicise sexualised violence in Syria.
Last week, UNFPA hosted the International Obstetric Fistula working group in Maputo, Mozambique. Obstetric fistula is a striking indication of the insufficient maternal health care that exists in some parts of the world; obstetric fistula is a condition in which a fistula (hole/ communication) develops between the vagina (birth canal) and bladder or vagina and rectum as a result of a severe and obstructed labour during childbirth.
There’s a story on the BBC about Alexandria becoming the first city in Egypt to ban smoking, always a complicated topic and one that can only be more so in a country where the public consumption of shisha drives business for many coffee shops. It’ll be interesting to see how the experiment goes, and whether it’s [...]
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