- Published on 11 September 2010
The International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994, states that there are two types of health directly related to the welfare of women and development, through the multiplier effect of working with women: reproductive health and the sexual health. The reproductive state of complete physical, mental and social development in all aspects of the reproductive system and its functions and processes. This implies the right of men and women to obtain information (education) and access to methods of their choosing safe, effective, acceptable and affordable in terms of family planning and other methods of choice for regulation of fertility which are not against the law, and the right of women to have access to health care that promote pregnancy and safe delivery. Sexual health, would be the free development of life and personal relationships, which should also be considered in reproductive health
These rights are structured and practiced by different rights, despite the redundancy, universal people, such as the right to education, freedom of expression and choice, right to life, security, the right to raise a family from the free and full consent of the couples, the right to decent work, non-discrimination for sexual orientation, etc.., they all trigger one of the most important rights, which also affects more directly to women and and girls and makes patents reflecting the close links between development and reproductive and sexual health and equality of men and women: sexual and reproductive rights.
- Published on 23 August 2010
Can we improve our work of NGOs in both North and South?
1 - Further report on what happens in the North and South and affects what is done in the South and affected populations.
2 - Involve the governments of these countries in the development of their populations, assuming no spaces of states, in any case, reinforcing and complementing the actions of the state.
3 - Assuming that we are not "the solution to the problems of the South" and that we sin often ineffective.
4 - Putting off a unique insight into what should be the development, involving more organizations to which we work in that improvement process.
5 - Report abuse of the Administration in the North and the South, specifically in relation to the use of public funds for development. Avoiding or at least not participating in the diversion of these funds to their own interests.
6 - Do not fear to internal changes in organizations, leaving more room for dialogue and exchange with other organizations, space is not practiced and has long been an outstanding work.
7 - Giving up the leadership role and, in any case giving it the real actors from the South to either civil society that allows us to do.
8 - To focus more on changing our own society, this is where there is real work, this is where it is consumed in an unbalanced way, which produces tons of garbage, and where through our political representatives are decided or that help the fate of millions of human beings.
And as the great Paulo Freire: "we are going." We need a new reading of the world of cooperation, where we can clearly define "world and that world we are creating."