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Women’s, Girls’ Reproductive Health, Rights Being Pushed To ‘Bottom Of The Heap,’ UNFPA Executive Director Says, Calls For ‘Moral Leadership’

Devex: Family planning sector needs ‘moral leadership,’ says UNFPA chief “The newly appointed executive director of the United Nations Population Fund has described a situation of injustice when it comes to women and girls’ access to reproductive health and rights, saying that their needs are being ‘relegated to the bottom…

Grand Challenges To Invest In Mental Health Of Adolescent, Young Mothers

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Strong Minds for Stronger Adolescent and Young Mothers Janna Patterson, senior program officer with the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Karlee Silver, vice president of Targeted Challenges for Grand Challenges Canada; and Nicole Sirivansanti,…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Challenges Of Global Food Waste, Malnutrition

Thomson Reuters Foundation: We have a collective responsibility to halve food loss and waste Liz Goodwin, senior fellow and director for food loss and waste at the World Resources Institute “…Can the world really cut global food loss and waste in half by 2030? The answer is yes — but…

Trump Administration Should Fully Fund, Implement Strategy To Empower Adolescent Girls

The Hill: Empower girls, change the world Gayatri Patel, senior policy advocate for gender and empowerment at CARE USA; Helena Minchew, program officer for U.S. foreign policy and advocacy at International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC); Lyric Thompson, director of policy and advocacy at the International Center for Research on Women…

USAID Statement Recognizes International Day Of The Girl

USAID: USAID Celebrates International Day of the Girl In a statement, Clayton M. McCleskey, acting spokesperson at USAID, says, “USAID celebrates the International Day of the Girl, and reaffirms the commitment of the United States to breaking down barriers that keep girls from learning and leading. … From advancing entrepreneurship…

Financial Times Features Series Of Articles On Investing In Girls, Gender Equality

Financial Times: Girls: The Path to Gender Equality “Investing in girls and narrowing the gender gap brings a ‘triple benefit’ to society,” the series summary says. Highlights from the series include the following articles, among others: Financial Times: Why invest in teenage girls? “The economic argument is compelling: adolescence is…

Global Obesity Among Children, Teens Up 10-Fold Since 1975; Over-, Underweight Rates Vary Widely Among Regions, Study Shows

Associated Press: Children’s obesity rates in rich countries may have peaked “While the obesity rate among children in rich countries may have peaked, kids in developing countries are increasingly putting on unhealthy pounds, according to research released Tuesday. Globally, more children are still underweight rather than obese although the researchers…

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