April 1, 2021Gender-based violence, especially domestic violence, has increased as isolation at home has forced more exposure to abusers. This surge of violence, often referred to as the Shadow Pandemic, is a worldwide phenomenon.
March 25, 2021As the horrific news of the murder of six women of Asian descent in Atlanta sinks in, all of us at Hesperian stand in solidarity with members of the Asian community, as well as others who face racism in America and are personally impacted.
March 25, 2021With health systems overloaded by the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities serving women and girls have closed or cut back the services they offer. Some of Hesperian’s partners quickly realized that our reproductive health apps offer alternative ways to support women’s access to care in times when in-person services are unavailable or limited. Their experience and expertise transformed the apps into culturally and linguistically appropriate tools that can be used to support women's health during the pandemic.