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Providing Access To Family Planning Services In Conflict Settings Critical

Devex: Opinion: For women in conflict settings, family planning services are often first to go Ashraf Fouad, country director of DKT Egypt “…It’s every woman’s right to choose when and if to have children. … Often, in times of conflict, the right or ability to access family planning is one…

U.S. Congress Should Pass Global HER Act, End Mexico City Policy

NBC News: Trump pushes an anti-abortion agenda abroad while paying lip service to women’s empowerment Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) “…The need to pass this legislation has never been as clear or urgent. We cannot defend free speech, improve health and sustainable development outcomes for developing…

Experts Discuss Potential Impacts Of Global HER Act

Guttmacher Institute: The Global HER Act Would Repeal the Harmful Global Gag Rule Heather D. Boonstra, director of public policy at Guttmacher, discusses several potential impacts of the Global Health, Empowerment and Rights Act (Global HER Act), if passed, writing, “Importantly, the Global HER Act would prevent future antiabortion administrations…

More Global Effort Needed To End FGM

Inter Press Service: A Truly Global Effort is Needed to Eradicate FGM by 2030 Divya Srinivasan, South Asia consultant for Equality Now “…The United Nations, which designated 6th February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for [Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)] in 2003, has so far failed to dedicate adequate…

U.N. SG Guterres Calls For More Action To End FGM On International Day Of Zero Tolerance; Media Outlets Report On Global Efforts

U.N. News: With millions of girls ‘at risk’ today of genital mutilation, U.N. chief calls for zero tolerance “Female genital mutilation, is ‘an abhorrent human rights violation’ still affecting women and girls around the globe, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres stated in his message for the International Day of Zero Tolerance…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: On World Cancer Day, professor hails ‘tremendous progress’ made so far (2/4). Al Jazeera: U.N. warns of health risks for Iraqi children in deadly winter (Matheson, 2/5). Associated Press: Brazil institute: Potential health crisis from dam breach (Jeantet, 2/5). Bloomberg: Ebola Fears Take Monkey Meat Off the Menu…

Organizations Recognize International Day Of Zero Tolerance For FGM

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: Realizing Kakenya’s Dream: Educating Girls and Ending Female Genital Mutilation In this podcast episode, Janet Fleischman, non-resident senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, “speaks with Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, a Kenyan educator, activist, and founder of ‘Kakenya’s Dream,’ a…

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