SafeHands at Women Deliver

SafeHands and our partners will showcase our work at Women Deliver through a power stage talk, satellite events, film festival and a photography exhibition. Join us for any of these sessions or get in touch to learn more about our multimedia approach to deliver last mile health messages.  

We will be talking about the work we do to put vital sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information into the hands of women and girls to make full, free and informed choices.  

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Nancy Durell Mckenna
Touched by a Midwife

This International Day of the Midwife, SafeHands Founder Director, Nancy Durrell McKenna reflects back on her 30 years experiences photographing and filming births and the work of midwives in the UK and abroad.

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An Hour With Bill Gates

Guest Blog Post by Charlie Cadbury from our partner Say It Now

Last Thursday, I was invited to an intimate session at the Royal Institute hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.  The foundation had invited representatives from leading healthcare charities and governing bodies. The title of the session was “Making The Case For Global Health” and it was fascinating to hear the macro view of one of my business heroes, William Henry Gates III.

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Nancy Durell Mckenna
The Flowery Box Under the Bathroom Sink

In my household, my mom gave my older sister and me a flowery gift box to keep our tampons and pads in under the bathroom sink. It wasn’t supposed to ever be something shameful – if anything, it added to the intrigue of periods for me before I started my own – but as I reflect on period stigma, I can’t help but wondering if this added or removed period shame within our household? Does wanting privacy about my period mean I was ashamed of it?

This Mother’s Day, share your own bloody good chat with your mum about periods in your family. #LetsTalkPeriodsMum

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Nancy Durell Mckenna
Voluntary National Review Spotlight

Today, SafeHands is delighted to support the UK SRHR Network, a consortium of UK-based organisations working to promote SRHR globally, as it launches Spotlight Report: Comments on DFID’s implementation of SRHR as it relates to the UK Voluntary National Review.

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Nancy Durell Mckenna