Webinar: Do women have access to emergency contraception in crisis settings?

Do women have access to emergency contraception in crisis settings?

EC is a lifesaving treatment essential in reproductive health programming in all stages of a humanitarian crisis, when health systems and regular contraceptive access are disrupted and when the risk of unintended pregnancy increase, along with sexual assault and transactional sex. However, multiple barriers to access are exacerbated in crises.

This webinar will provide a global overview of EC access in crisis settings, and include findings from research projects in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, among Congolese, Syrian, and Rohingya refugee women and girl refugees.

Register via this link and join us on Friday, 12 January, 2018 at 10 a.m. Lima, New York EST (7 am Seattle, 3 pm London, 4 pm Abuja and Brussels, 6 pm Nairobi, 8:30 pm New Delhi).

Presenters include:

  • Melissa Garcia (ICEC) will present a global overview of EC in crisis settings
  • Ruth Nara (University of Ottawa, International Development Research Centre) will discuss EC findings among Congolese refugees in Uganda
  • Mona El-Mowafi (University of Ottawa, Cambridge Reproductive Health Consultants) will describe EC knowledge, attitudes and provision among Syrian refugees in Jordan
  • Angel Foster (University of Ottawa, Cambridge Reproductive Health Consultants) present EC findings from RH needs assessment with Rohingya women and girls in Malaysia

Discussant:
Sarah Rich, Women’s Refugee Commission