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Xinhua News Reports On Various Meetings In Africa Addressing SDGs, HIV/AIDS, FGM

Xinhua News: U.N. forum reviews implementation of 2030 agenda in Africa “The 5th session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) kicked off Wednesday in the Moroccan city of Marrakech to review the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. The two-day forum is meant…

Opinion Piece Discusses Mexico City Policy, Ivanka Trump’s Trip To Africa To Promote Women’s Global Development, Prosperity Initiative

The Guardian: Hypocrisy without borders: the pomposity of Ivanka Trump’s trip to Africa Arwa Mahdawi, columnist and brand strategist at The Guardian “…On Sunday, the first daughter and presidential adviser [Ivanka Trump] set off on a four-day trip to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote the U.S. government’s Women’s Global…

More News In Global Health

Devex: ‘Wise persons’ to scrutinize E.U. development finance (Chadwick, 4/16). Devex: Q&A: ICRC chief on why international NGOs ‘are at extreme risk’ (Igoe, 4/16). Devex: Q&A: How a skeptic helped design Co-Impact’s approach to giving (Cheney, 4/17). Fast Company: Bill Gates isn’t scared of sharks, but he wants nothing to…

South Korea’s Abortion Law Reform Can Serve As Model For Other Countries

Human Rights Watch: South Korea’s Abortion Reform A Model for Others Janet Walsh, deputy director of the Women’s Rights Division at HRW, discusses a ruling by South Korea’s Constitutional Court that found the nation’s abortion laws unconstitutional and called for reform, noting the action can serve as a model for…

More News In Global Health

GMA News Online: PHL must step up efforts to improve Filipinas’ reproductive rights — UNFPA (4/16). New Humanitarian: The humanitarian fallout from Libya’s newest war (Stephen, 4/15). New York Times: In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners (McNeil/Mbabazi, 4/15). Reuters: Cholera cases rise in Kenya’s capital, top hospital says…

U.S. Government Hosts Panel Discussion On Ending FGM/C At U.N. CSW

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: U.S. Champions Ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women Linsey Armstrong of the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the State Department highlights a March 14 panel discussion on global efforts to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) during…

Gender Inequality Inhibits Women’s Sexual, Reproductive Rights, UNFPA Report Says

VOA News: Report: Gender Inequality Robs Women of Sexual, Reproductive Rights “A new report finds gender inequality strips women of their ability to control their sexual and reproductive options and limits their right to choose when and if they wish to start a family. The United Nations Population Fund released…

South Korea’s Constitutional Court Orders Revision Of Law Banning Abortion

Associated Press: South Korean court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban “In a major reversal, South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the easing of the country’s decades-old ban on most abortions, one of the strictest in the developed world. Abortions have been largely illegal in South Korea since 1953,…