Els Leye attended the Girl Summit 2014, hosted by the UK Government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in London on July 22 2014. The summit aimed at building on current efforts and rallying a global movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). It brought together young people, community members, activists, traditional and faith leaders, governments and international leaders, civil society, and the private sector. The summit showcased initiatives that have aimed to reduce FGM and CEFM, whether at local or national levels, and was a forum for sharing learning and discussing the most pressing challenges, opportunities and successes in accelerating change at scale.

Since 2010, Thea Van Rumst has been supporting the Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, a hospital on the edge of the slums where yearly 30,000 women give birth in the most abominable circumstances. Every year she spends her holidays working there as a voluntary midwife in the labour ward. Now she started a project to raise funds to improve the working conditions for the midwives and to give pregnant women the opportunity to give birth in a safe and comfortable way.

Dr. Ines Keygnaert has defended her doctoral thesis with success on Friday, June 20, 2014
Title: Sexual violence and sexual health in refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Europe and the European Neighbourhood: Determinants and desirable prevention.

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, ICRH organises a two-day conference on 4 and 5 December 2014 in Ghent, Belgium.

UGent is organising a summer school of Network Statistics in Health Research at Ghent University Hospital, Belgium (18-22 August 2014)
Participants of this one-week summer school will be introduced to the field of statistical analysis of network data, with an emphasis of model applications in health research.

ICRH is a partner in a newly started 3-years study testing the feasibility of implementing venue-based HIV prevention interventions, targeting sex workers (SWs) and their clients, in Coast Province, Kenya.

In commemoration of 30 years of struggle and activism, women’s rights defenders and activists worldwide are re-launching May 28, the International Day of Action for Women’s Health.

The centre, which was launched 8 May 2014, will provide medical and psychological guidance and treatment to girls of 14 years and older who are victim to FGM.

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