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E.U. Can Play Critical Role In Influencing Nations To End Early, Forced Child Marriage

Inter Press Service: E.U. Urged to Ban Early & Forced Child Marriages Rangita de Silva de Alwis, associate dean of international affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and adviser to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Fund “Something historic was initiated at the European Development Days (EDD) in early…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies (6/19). The Guardian: These Guatemalan women save mothers and babies. Why are they treated so badly? (Johnson, 6/20). The Guardian: The doctor from Myanmar faced with 1 million patients and a plague of rats — podcast (Lamble/Stephens, 6/20). Homeland Preparedness…

Girls Not Brides Director Says Global Community Must Redouble Efforts To Reduce Child Marriage

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: A Decrease in Child Marriage is Good for Everyone In this post, a “Voices from the Field” feature, Lakshmi Sundaram, executive director of Girls Not Brides, discusses progress toward and challenges to reducing child marriage worldwide. Sundaram writes, “Tackling child marriage will…

Shame, Misinformation Surrounding Menstruation Contribute To Human Rights Concerns For Women, Girls, UNFPA Report Suggests

UNFPA: Period shame, misinformation linked to serious human rights concerns “Shame, stigma, and misinformation surrounding menstruation are contributing to serious human rights concerns for women and girls, emphasizes a new report commissioned by UNFPA. The report, a comprehensive review of available evidence on menstrual health management in East and Southern…

Gender Equality To Top Agenda At G7 Summit, Host Canada Says

Globe and Mail: Trudeau says gender equality will be top priority at G7 summit despite concern about Trump’s distractions “The Trudeau government says gender equality will be a top priority as a reachable goal at the G7 leaders’ summit in Quebec this week, despite concerns Canada’s agenda could be overshadowed…

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Global Health NOW: Clade X: A Mock, Yet Entirely Plausible, Pandemic (Myers, 5/22). The Guardian: ‘Every girl is forced by our culture into FGM’: battling for change in Kenya — podcast (Lamble/Stephens, 5/23). HealthDay News: Small World? Not With One-Quarter Obese by 2045 (Dallas, 5/22). Reuters: Cholera outbreak kills 12…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly (Gill, 5/22). Bloomberg: China Considers Ending Birth Limits as Soon as This Year (5/21). Forbes: ‘Fatal Disconnect’ — Millions Of Children Are Victims Of Road Traffic, Yet World Is Silent (Mohn, 5/21). The Guardian: HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of…

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