Gender-based violence (GBV) violates fundamental human rights and is a major barrier to achieving gender equality. During times of crisis and emergency, multiple risk factors increase the prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) and exacerbate existing gender inequalities. These kinds of emergency situations can significantly weaken a society’s ability to protect women and girls.
It was a Thursday night when residents first noticed the fires. The pastor had been in a meeting with his church members at the time and came home to find that his family was making space for a mother and daughter who had been forced to flee from their home by the rising flames. Over […]
Discover how the TOGETHER project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, is transforming healthcare delivery in Uganda. Learn how midwife Lucy Lacwech’s training in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) response is saving lives and improving healthcare access for girls and women.
Imagine working as one of eight medical staff, serving a population of over 23,000, many of whom live in far-flung, hard-to-reach places.
Imagine you’re a healthcare provider serving a broad region. Many of the communities in your region are far-flung and hard to reach. To further complicate matters, many of the community members lack the transportation or funds to make the long trek to your door for care … read more
Marife Relos is very involved in the coastal barangay of Penitan in Siruma, Camarines Sur, in the Philippines. At 50, she is nowhere near slowing down. Not only is she a barangay health … read more
Kaov Norm lives in Tomlob village in the remote north of Cambodia. As a traditional birth attendant, she was one of the first people to take advantage of ADRA Cambodia’s invitation to adopt a new role, that of a partnership between traditional birth attendants and midwives. Through this partnership, babies would be delivered … read more
Collaboration, not Competition – Together, Midwives and Traditional Birth Attendants Improve Service Delivery
Traditional Birth Attendants Watch Over Mothers The remote village of Sre Veal Koet in Cambodia lies at the end of a dusty road 36 kilometers from the nearest health center. The road isn’t always dusty, in the rainy season it becomes deep mud. In this area, maternal health is largely in the hands … read more
Your unflagging support of ADRA’s mission is reaching the vulnerable around the world with provision and protection. Thank you, dear Angel, for protecting the vulnerable today and ensuring a safer tomorrow! Who are the vulnerable? They are those who can’t shield themselves from harm or exploitation. Most often, they are women and children. … read more
This month, we received testimonials from several women in Ukraine. ADRA’s LEAP (Lifesaving Evacuation, Assistance and Protection) project has been addressing some of the longer-term effects of the war, especially when it comes to mental health and psycho-social support. You have helped us connect Ukrainians with qualified mental health professionals. There are women like … read more