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Washington Post Editorial Addresses Trump Administration’s Actions At U.N., On Other Policies Regarding Sexual, Reproductive Health

Washington Post: Trump’s anti-woman push puts America in the pantheon of human rights offenders Editorial Board “…President Trump’s administration spearheaded a declaration at the United Nations this week calling for the elimination of allegedly ‘ambiguous’ expressions in the body’s documents — primarily, ‘sexual and reproductive health.’ These terms are often…

Family Planning Can Play Vital Role In Addressing Climate Change, Opinion Piece Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: Why family planning is key to climate adaptation Bridget Kelly, research associate with the Population Institute “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change calls for ‘ambitious and effective adaption for sustainable development’ in its new report on the inevitable changes to the oceans and terrestrial water systems…

World Must Invest More In Sexual, Reproductive Health To Build On Gains Under ICPD, Achieve SDGs, UNFPA Regional Director Writes

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: Reproductive health, rights and choices: A vision created 25 years ago is more urgent than ever Bjorn Andersson, U.N. Population Fund’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific. “…[Women worldwide] are benefitting from a women’s empowerment movement galvanized 25 years ago through the Programme of Action…

Guttmacher Experts Highlight World Contraception Day, Need For More R&D Support For Sexual, Reproductive Health Interventions

Guttmacher Institute: World Contraception Day: Celebrating Progress and Maintaining Momentum Heather D. Boonstra, director of public policy, and Leah H. Keller, senior policy editorial assistant, both with the Guttmacher Institute, highlight World Contraception Day, recognized on September 26. The authors write, “In recent decades, there have been significant advancements in…

U.K. Announces £600M Pledge To Support Family Planning Programs In Low-Income Nations, U.S. Forms Coalition Urging Elimination Of SRHR Language, Policies From U.N. Documents

Devex: U.K. announces £600M for SRHR amid U.S. opposition “The United Kingdom government’s £600 million ($750 million) pledge to support family planning in low-income countries has been applauded by advocates in the wake of opposition to the issue from the United States and other conservative nations. International development secretary Alok…

Opinion Piece Discusses Trump Administration Efforts to Form Coalition, Joint Statement Opposing SRHR Language, Policies In U.N. Documents

Rewire.News: The Trump Administration’s Willful Misinterpretation of U.N. Policy Gillian Kane, senior policy adviser for Ipas “In advance of this week’s United Nations General Assembly, the Trump administration circulated a letter to U.N. member states calling for a ‘coalition’ to oppose policies advancing reproductive rights and health. … The so-called…

World Leaders Sign U.N. Declaration On Universal Health Coverage

The Telegraph: World leaders pledge that no one will fall into poverty because of health costs “World leaders have committed to providing health care for all in what has been described as a ‘landmark’ declaration. At a high-level meeting at this week’s United Nations General Assembly world leaders signed a…