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COVID-19 Pandemic Hindering Already Slow Progress On Women’s Rights, U.N. Report Says; Women’s, Girls’ Mental Health Suffers Amid Pandemic In Lower-Income Countries

Devex: The pandemic takes its toll on women and girls’ mental health “Experts are sounding the alarm about the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of women and girls in lower-income countries. … [W]omen and girls in low- and middle-income countries are facing a cluster of social and…

Lancet Global Health Piece Examines Emergence Of Gender Inequalities In Health, Well-Being Across Childhood, Adolescence In Asia-Pacific Region

The Lancet Global Health: Gender inequalities in health and wellbeing across the first two decades of life: an analysis of 40 low-income and middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region Elissa Kennedy, co-program director for Maternal and Child Health and co-head of Global Adolescent Health at Burnet Institute, and colleagues discuss…

Blog Posts, Issue Briefs, Statements Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impacts On Adolescent Girls, Young Women; Africa’s Economy; Humanitarian, Resilience Investing

Center for Global Development: Coping with COVID-19: The Pakistan Experience Ijaz Nabi, non-resident fellow with CGD (10/15). Friends of the Global Fight: The Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls and Young Women and Needed Responses (10/15). Johns Hopkins University’s “Hub”: Study identifies dire economic impact of COVID-19 in Africa Laura…

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Releases 2-Part Series On Malaria In Early Life

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: Malaria in early life “Malaria infections are harmful to both the pregnant mother and the developing fetus. Malaria is associated with a 3-4 times increased risk of miscarriage and a substantially increased risk of stillbirth, and it disproportionately affects children younger than 5 years.…

Organizations Recognize International Day Of The Girl

ONE Campaign: 5 things to know about COVID-19’s impact on girls on International Day of the Girl In recognition of the International Day of the Girl Child, Arielle Witter, social and editorial coordinator at the ONE Campaign, highlights five ways the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting girls globally (10/9). WHO: International…

Forced Marriage Considered Form Of Human Trafficking, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News: Report reveals linkages between human trafficking and forced marriage “Across the world, girls as young as 12 are being forced or tricked into marrying men who exploit them for sex and domestic work, in what the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has called an ‘under-reported, global…

U.N. Agencies Release COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker To Analyze How Pandemic Responses Address Women’s Issues

NPR: New U.N. Tracker Looks At How Countries’ COVID-19 Responses Are Helping Women “…[Silke Staab, a research specialist with U.N. Women,] and her colleagues at U.N. Women, together with the U.N. Development Programme, compiled the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, released on Monday. The database analyzes more than 2,500 responses…

Accountability Critical To Achieving SDGs For Women, Children, Adolescents, Opinion Piece Says

Devex: Opinion: Why the SDGs’ defining decade must focus on accountability for those left behind Joy Phumaphi, co-chair of the U.N. secretary-general’s Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent, and executive secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, and colleagues “…Healthy women, children, and adolescents are at…

PLOS Medicine Announces Forthcoming Special Issue On Child, Adolescent Health

PLOS Medicine’s “Speaking of Medicine”: PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Global Child Health; From Birth to Adolescence and Beyond “The editors of PLOS Medicine together with Guest Editors Prof. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Prof. Kathryn M. Yount, and Prof. Quique Bassat, announce a forthcoming special issue devoted to child and adolescent health…”…

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