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U.S. Delegation To U.N. Human Rights Council Refuses To Endorse Section Supporting Right To Safe Abortion In Resolution Condemning Abuse, Discrimination Of Women

Agence France-Presse: U.S. balks at ‘abortion’ mention in U.N. call to fight abuse of women “The U.N. Human Rights Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday condemning abuse and discrimination of women, but Washington refused to back one paragraph mentioning access to safe abortions. The strongly worded resolution, tabled by Canada,…

Devex Publishes Last Article In Series Examining How Mexico City Policy Will Impact Family Planning, Reproductive Health Activities Of Colombia’s Profamilia

Devex: A Trump-induced competition for women’s health funding in Colombia “…Complying with U.S. President Donald Trump’s reinstated ‘global gag rule’ in January, then, was never an option for Profamilia, Colombia’s biggest nongovernmental family planning services and safe abortion provider. … For Profamilia, which serves 600,000 people a year, this translates…

Devex Publishes 2nd Part Of Series Examining How Mexico City Policy Will Impact Family Planning, Reproductive Health Activities Of Colombia’s Profamilia

Devex: ‘Global gag rule’ hampers reproductive health actors in rural Colombia “Around the world, women’s health care providers and those they serve are bracing for the impact of the ‘global gag rule.’ But what does the policy look like on the ground from the perspective of those running soon-to-be cut…

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Analysis Modeling Impact Of Proposed Global Health Budget Cuts On HIV, TB, Family Planning, MNCH

Kaiser Family Foundation: What Could U.S. Budget Cuts Mean for Global Health? This new analysis models the potential impact of the administration’s proposed FY18 budget request, as well as two budget scenarios with more modest decreases, on global health using newly developed budget impact models that examine the relationship between…

International Community Must Look To Nations Outside Europe To Help Fill Family Planning Funding Gap Created By Mexico City Policy, Swedish Official Says

Devex: Europe alone cannot plug the family planning funding gap — Sweden’s Modéer “The international family planning community needs to look beyond the ‘usual suspects’ of the Nordic countries when it comes to filling the funding gap left by the United States’ recent reimposition of the ‘global gag rule,’ a…

Guttmacher Analysis Examines Potential Impacts Of Expanded Mexico City Policy On Global Health, Ethics, Democracy

Guttmacher Policy Review: When Antiabortion Ideology Turns into Foreign Policy: How the Global Gag Rule Erodes Health, Ethics, and Democracy Sneha Barot, senior policy manager at Guttmacher Institute, discusses the potential impacts of the Trump administration’s expanded Mexico City policy on global health, medical ethics, and democracy, writing, “The global…

NPR Profiles Life, Work Of UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin

NPR: He Called Himself An ‘Honorary Woman’: Remembering A U.N. Crusader “He was a world leader who was not a household name. But he definitely made an impact as an advocate for the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls. Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the U.N. Population…

Devex Begins 3-Part Series Examining How Mexico City Policy Will Impact Family Planning, Reproductive Health Activities Of Colombia’s Profamilia

Devex: In Colombia, ‘global gag rule’ punishes conflict-affected populations “…[I]n January, the [Colombia] family planning institution and safe abortion provider [Profamilia] chose not to comply with United States President Donald Trump’s expanded ‘global gag rule,’ otherwise known as the Mexico City policy and most recently renamed the ‘Protecting Life in…

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