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Scotland Moves Toward Becoming First Nation To Make Menstrual Products Free For All Women

CBS: The Scottish parliament approved plans to make period products free for all women “Scottish Parliament has approved stage one of a plan to make all period products free in Scotland. On Tuesday, all parties backed the Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill, which was introduced by representative Monica Lennon…”…

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AP: U.N. Security Council approves resolution on Yemen sanctions (Lederer, 2/26). AP: East Africa’s huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo (Muhumuza, 2/25). BBC News: Appeal for more funds to control locusts (2/26). MedPage Today: A Doctor’s Story: Death and Hope in Syria (Firth, 2/25). Reuters: Scottish parliament approves free…

Canadian-Funded Program In Mozambique Offers Access To Abortion, Contraceptives, Training On Family Planning

Globe and Mail: In Mozambique, Canadian aid funds a rare service: safe abortions “…The $18-million Mozambique project is financed under the Trudeau government’s ‘feminist international assistance’ policy, which provides $550-million annually for sexual- and reproductive-health and rights, including family planning and abortion, with plans to increase funding over the next…

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The Conversation: Social norms stop Ethiopian girls from making safe choices about pregnancy Kate Pincock, research associate at the University of Oxford, and Nicola Jones, research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (2/24). Devex: Opinion: Data science — the new normal in public health management John Sargent, co-founder of BroadReach…

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Al Jazeera: ‘I wish I was a boy’: The Kenyan girls fighting period poverty (Mire, 2/24). Devex: Migration, LDCs key concerns for NGOs as French development bill progresses (Chadwick, 2/25). Devex: What do strategies from 2019 tell us about donors’ priorities? (Stibi, 2/21). Devex: Can village nutrition schools reduce widespread…

ODI Study Examines Sexual, Reproductive Health, Role Of Social Norms In Cuba

Overseas Development Institute: Family, sexuality, and sexual and reproductive health in Cuba: the role of social norms “Globally, today’s cohort of adolescents and young people is the largest ever, and 90% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. This study aims to enhance knowledge and evidence on how best…

Letter To Editor Criticizes Ivanka Trump’s Silence On Trump Administration’s Reproductive Health Policies

Washington Post: Letters to the Editor: Ivanka Trump aids and abets the administration’s assault on reproductive rights Rebecca Harrington, senior director of advocacy and outreach at Population Connection Action Fund “…As President Trump’s associates celebrated Ivanka Trump for her Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, people around the world suffer…

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AP: Zimbabwe’s rural elderly battle hunger amid severe drought (Mutsaka, 2/24). Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlanta’s next big thing: world hub for health innovation, preparedness (Trubey, 2/21). CNN: Global food waste twice as high as previously estimated, study says (Erdman, 2/20). The Guardian: India: male sterilization order withdrawn after flurry of criticism…