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Post 2015

Painting of several buses or vans moving down a road, leaving behind people lying on the road.

The Editorial: The Post-2015 Development Agenda and Sexuality

“Development is about transforming the lives of people, not just transforming economies.” ― Joseph E. Stiglitz, Making Globalization Work Development can be a very confusing term. It is used pretty often — in politics, in policy, in NGO-speak, in the news and even in our homes — but not everyone really knows how this shapes…
Photo of several African women wearing colourful clothing carrying babies on their backs.

The future as envisioned by WHO for the post-2015 agenda: a serious regression from its long-standing commitments on sexual and reproductive health and rights

Marge Berer Editor, Reproductive Health Matters What has gone wrong at WHO? The Lancet’s Offline report (31 May)  of what they call “WHO’s definitive statement about the future it envisions for the post-2015 era of sustainable development” signals a serious regression by WHO away from championing its own policies of many years, and makes for…
Still from a video. A transgender person in a blue Indian suit and wearing a red bindi, speaking. The subtitle in the video reads, "In the life of many transgenders, there is the desire to study but they lack opportunities and resources."

The Transgender Community Speaks on Post 2015

Members of the transgender community in Chennai, India speak about their access to education, employment, housing, transport and healthcare in this video made by Praxis India. Often, the word gender is equated to ‘women,’ marginalising anyone who identifies outside the gender binary. In countries like India, where traditional spaces have recognised transpersons, their everyday lives…
Nepalese women on a protest march. They are carrying a poster that reads in Hindi, "Women Against Violence Day". They are wearing white caps, and holding placards.

Voices: Nepal, are you still my home?

Nepal has been occupying the news headlines for the last few months, either due to the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8000 people, or the draft constitution that has recently been made public. After seven years of intense debate, the representatives from major (I would prefer to use the word ‘selected’) political parties sat…
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