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International Community Must ‘Break Its Silence On Menstruation’

Huffington Post: Tackling the Taboo of Menstruation Chris W. Williams, executive director of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council “…One of the least discussed, yet most pervasive stigmas in gender equality is female menstruation. In every country, the veil of silence around menstruation contributes to sexism that can hold…

Supporting Women’s Health, Family Planning Critical To Ending Modern Slavery

Huffington Post: One Way Forward in Ending Modern Slavery: Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies Jenny Eaton Dyer, executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, assistant professor at the School of Public Policy at Central European University “Last month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen.…

USAID Works To Improve Young People’s Access To Reproductive Health, Family Planning Services

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Empowering Youth: Expanding Access to Reproductive Health Ellen Starbird, director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health at USAID, discusses the agency’s efforts to improve youth’s access to family planning and reproductive health services. “…When we support young people’s aspirations and engage them in…

Young Women Need Better Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health Information, Services, Report Says

Guttmacher Institute: Adolescent Women Need Improved Sexual And Reproductive Health Services “Throughout developing regions, many adolescent women struggle to get the sexual and reproductive health information and services they need, according to a new Guttmacher report that analyzes national health surveys and published research findings from 70 countries across Africa,…

DKT Pakistan Working To Increase Country’s Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Pakistan: A Tough but Vital Place to Do Family Planning Juan Enrique Garcia, country director of DKT Pakistan, discusses the organization’s efforts to increase the contraceptive prevalence rate for modern methods in Pakistan by overcoming several cultural, social, and logistical challenges (8/6).

In Article, Video, The Guardian Examines Persistence Of FGM In Sierra Leone

The Guardian: Sierra Leone’s secret FGM societies spread silent fear and sleepless nights “…In an unprecedented step, soweis, the women who hold the most senior rank in the societies, agreed to speak to The Guardian. The soweis are unhappy with attempts to force them to abandon the practice, seeing it…

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