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Argentina Senate Rejects Bill To Legalize Abortion In First 14 Weeks Of Pregnancy

The Guardian: Argentina senate rejects bill to legalize abortion “Argentina’s senate has rejected a bill to legalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted 38 against to 31 in favor, despite the fact opinion polls showed the bill had strong…

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BBC News: Women fight back against Peru’s national sterilization scheme (Livingstone/Young, 7/19). Deutsche Welle: World in Progress: Artemisia — new hope for malaria eradication in Africa? (Landais, 7/18). Deutsche Welle: World in Progress: Disability and Disaster — making emergency plans inclusive (Rasper, 7/18). Devex: How gut health might advance global…

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Associated Press: Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK’d (Johnson, 7/20). BBC News: Ebola: How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks (Golding, 7/23). The Guardian: Zika epidemic sheds light on Brazil’s ‘invisible children’ (Boseley, 7/20). The Guardian: Fifty years on, and Catholics are still in turmoil over…

Advocates Welcome Somalia’s Move To Prosecute FGM Case

The Guardian: Death of 10-year-old girl prompts first FGM prosecution in Somalia’s history “Somalia’s attorney general has announced the nation’s first prosecution for female genital mutilation after a 10-year-old girl bled to death following a traditional cutting last week. The announcement has been described as a ‘defining moment’ in a…

Wilson Center Event Panelists Discuss How Family Planning Access Supports Social, Economic Goals

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: A More Prosperous World: Investing in Family Planning for Sustainable Economic Growth Saiyara Khan, intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, highlights panelists’ remarks at the final event of a three-part series on the role of…

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CNN Philippines: In Palawan, reproductive health remains a top concern (Ladrido, 7/27). Deutsche Welle: UNICEF: Nearly every third human trafficking victim is a child (7/29). Deutsche Welle: Saudi airstrikes in Yemen hit facilities providing water to hundreds of thousands facing cholera epidemic (7/30). Fast Company: A new plan will bring…

New York Times’ ‘Room For Debate’ Feature Discusses Birth Control

New York Times: Thinking Beyond the Pill “More than 50 years after its introduction, the birth control pill — and altering hormonal levels in general — still seems to be the best contraceptive available. Has progress on developing new birth control methods stalled? What can be done to promote innovation?”…

Increased Family Planning Will Lead To Economic Development

Huffington Post: The Unsung Heroine of Economic Development Suzanne Ehlers, president of Population Action International “…[T]he Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released their annual letter, all about the myths that block progress for the poor. Economic development is a complicated puzzle, and there are no easy solutions. But as the…

Faith-Based Organizations ‘Vital’ To Ensuring Access To Family Planning

Huffington Post: Family Planning and Serving Families in Kibera Katherine Marshall, senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University “…Faith-linked providers are vital to the global challenge of ensuring access to family planning. The many providers tend to be driven by concern for…

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