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Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 315 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics, including a piece discussing a new study showing the “Global Fund’s gender strategy contains a strong commitment…

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,…

U.S. State Department Renews Commitment To Eliminate Sexual Violence In Conflict

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Recommitting to Combat Sexual Violence in Conflict Recognizing the International Day to Eliminate Sexual Violence in Conflict on June 19, Betty Bernstein-Zabza, senior adviser and director of operations of the secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the State Department, writes, “Today, we renew our…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash includes a multimedia feature that “tells the story of RISE Young Women’s Clubs that are helping this vulnerable group stay healthy” in South Africa (6/14).

U.N. Dispatch Examines Canada’s ‘First Feminist International Assistance Policy’

U.N. Dispatch: This What a Feminist Foreign Policy Looks Like Penelope Starr, a strategy and communications professional and U.N. Dispatch correspondent, reports on Canada’s “first feminist international assistance policy,” which “is very likely the first explicitly feminist aid policy ever officially launched by a donor country.” Starr concludes, “With the…

Canada Releases New Foreign Aid Policy Focusing More On Gender Equality Programs

Devex: Canada’s new foreign aid policy puts focus on women, rights “…Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau released the country’s long-awaited International Assistance Policy last Friday, a strategy that calls itself ‘feminist’ and represents a major shift of the country’s vision for international development onto the world’s most vulnerable and…

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…

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