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WHO and UNFPA workshop to strengthen capacity for a public health approach to prevention and response to violence against women in East Africa

Participants working in groups during the workshop

17-20 June 2014: The purpose of the workshop was to strengthen participants’ understanding of and skills in applying concepts, evidence and guidelines for addressing violence against women as public health problems. Participants included representatives from Ministries of Health, Gender, other relevant Ministries, civil society and UN partners from seven East African countries including: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

HRP Alliance for research capacity strengthening

June 2014: The HRP Alliance was endorsed by HRP’s Policy and Coordination Committee. The HRP Alliance will enhance regional networking while continuing research capacity strengthening with both a thematic and methodological focus and a long-term vision. The Alliance will bring HRP’s research capacity strengthening work together with the research partners who have been associated with HRP from institutions both in the North and the South.

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Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist will be responsible for writing and developing content for various departmental information materials, targeted at diverse audiences and across varied platforms. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to convey complex scientific matter in a clear and understandable style appropriate for non-scientific audiences.

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WHO and ICPD beyond 2014

Contributing to redefining the global agenda in sexual and reproductive health and an opportunity for the global community to address remaining challenges.