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State Department Observes International Day Of Zero Tolerance For FGM/C

U.S. Department of State: Observance of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting This statement from Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus says, “The practice of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) undermines the basic human rights of women and girls. The United States continues to stand with…

U.N. Agencies Recognize International Day Of Zero Tolerance For FGM

UNICEF: Approximately 1 in 4 FGM survivors were cut by a health care provider “Around 1 in 4 girls and women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), or 52 million FGM survivors worldwide, were cut by health personnel, according to a new analysis by UNICEF…” (2/5). UNFPA-U.N. Women: Statement…

IWHC Associate Director Of Advocacy, Policy Urges U.S. Members Of Congress To Support Global HER Act

International Women’s Health Coalition: IWHC to U.S. Congress: Protect Women’s Health In a statement submitted to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Nina Besser Doorley, associate director of advocacy and policy at the International Women’s Health Coalition, discusses the impact of the Trump administration’s Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance…

IRC Report Discusses Impact Of Ebola Outbreak In DRC On Sexual Reproductive Health

International Rescue Committee: Not All That Bleeds is Ebola — how the DRC outbreak impacts reproductive health This IRC report discusses the impact the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has had on sexual reproductive health (SRH) services and provides recommendations for improving SRH service provision…

Egyptian Officials Arrest Doctor, Parents Of 12-Year-Old Girl Who Died After Illegal FGM

France24: FGM kills 12-year-old in Egypt as illegal practice resists eradication “The arrest of the parents of a 12-year-old Egyptian girl who died after undergoing genital mutilation and the doctor who performed the procedure highlight the difficulty of eradicating the increasingly medicalized felony practice…” (El-Faizy, 2/3). The Guardian: FGM doctor…

CGD Explores 3 Questions To Guide Global Family Planning Movement

Center for Global Development: From Vision to Architecture: Three Questions to Guide the Global Family Planning Movement Towards 2030 Felice Apter, visiting fellow at CGD; Janeen Madan Keller, assistant director for global health and senior policy analyst at CGD; and Rachel Silverman, policy fellow at CGD, discuss three central questions…

Women’s Rights Advocates Will Continue To Push For Gender Equality, Reproductive Rights In 2020, Head Of IWHC Writes In Opinion Piece

Project Syndicate: What’s at Stake for Women’s Rights in 2020? Fran├žoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition “…This year marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations’ Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which recognized women’s rights as human rights and established gender equality’s place on the global…

IntraHealth Blog Post Outlines 10 Achievements In Family Planning In Last Decade

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Ten Defining Family Planning Achievements of the Decade Brittany Goetsch, program officer at Johns Hopkins University, discusses 10 achievements in family planning from the last decade that have “shaped and continue to inform family planning programs and services” (1/29).

Wilson Center Expert Discusses Applying Lessons From Botswana To Address Demographic Shifts, Development In Western Sahel

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Emulating Botswana’s Approach to Reproductive Health Services Could Speed Development in the Sahel Richard Cincotta, global fellow at the Wilson Center, discusses demographic patterns in Africa’s Western Sahel region, including its “youth bulge,” and examines lessons from Botswana, which…