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Literature Review Examines Social Norms Measures Related To Use Of Modern Family Planning Methods

FHI 360’s “Research for Evidence”: Searching for social norms measures related to modern contraceptive use Betsy Costenbader, social scientist and social network analyst, and Rachel Lenzi, research associate, both in the Behavioral, Epidemiology, and Clinical Sciences Department at FHI360, discuss results from a literature review published in Studies in Family Planning…

HRW Releases 2 Articles On Mexico City Policy

Human Rights Watch: U.S. Finds ‘Gag Rule’ Flaws, but Makes No Changes HRW discusses findings from the State Department’s recently released six-month review of the Mexico City Policy (2/14). Human Rights Watch: Trump’s ‘Mexico City Policy’ or ‘Global Gag Rule’ HRW discusses questions and answers related to the Mexico City…

Trump Administration Impacting Human Rights Globally

Foreign Affairs: Giving Up the High Ground Sarah Margon, Washington director of Human Rights Watch “…In country after country, the Trump administration is gutting U.S. support for human rights, the rule of law, and good governance, damaging the overarching credibility of the United States. … On foreign policy, … the…

Blog Post Discusses U.S. State Department’s 6-Month Review Of Protecting Life In Global Health Assistance Policy

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: State Department Global Gag Rule ‘review’ focuses on training, compliance measures Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the release of the U.S. Department of State’s first review of the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, also known as the Mexico City policy.…

Skilled Midwives Critical To Preventing Maternal Deaths In Myanmar

UNFPA: A safe pregnancy is every woman’s right: Midwifery care saves lives in Myanmar This post discusses the importance of scaling up the midwifery workforce in preventing maternal deaths and how “UNFPA is working to professionalize midwifery in Myanmar” (2/7).

Ending FGM Requires Global Efforts, Political Commitment

This is Africa: Together, We Can Stop FGM Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA regional director for East and Southern Africa “…Anti FGM-campaigners and activists, community-level leaders such as teachers, pastors, [youth health workers], [and] political leaders are playing and continue to play a critical transforming role in changing cultural norms and swaying…

U.S. Renews Call For Zero Tolerance To FGM

U.S. Department of State: Observance of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting In this press statement, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert says, “February 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). The United States stands in solidarity with governments and communities…

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