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Structural, Attitudinal Barriers Must Be Addressed To Achieve Gender Parity In Africa

Thomson Reuters Foundation: International Women’s Day: a chance to reflect on achievements and barriers to gender equality in Africa Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…Although the general continental trend [in Africa] in recent years has been towards gender parity, there remain vast structural and attitudinal…

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Announces Financial Commitment For Family Planning, Reproductive Health Activities Globally

Agence France-Presse: Anti-abortion stance denies women their future: Trudeau “Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vigorously defended women’s access to abortion services, saying on International Women’s Day Wednesday that they have a right to ‘choose their path, their future.’ ‘When we take a stand against abortion… we are taking away the…

Blog Post Examines Reinstatement, Expansion Of Mexico City Policy

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: USAID amends guidelines with first phase of “global gag rule” — just in time for International Women’s Day! Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses USAID’s publication of guidance on the reinstated Mexico City policy; concern among NGOs about the…

Members Of European Parliament Debate U.S. Reinstatement Of Mexico City Policy

European Parliament News: U.S. “global gag” anti-abortion rule a major setback for women’s health, say MEPs “Political group speakers reacted to President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the ‘global gag’ rule in a debate with E.U. humanitarian aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides on Tuesday. … Stylianides expressed concern over the presidential memorandum…

CGD Blog Post, Podcast Examine Potential Impact Of Trump Administration’s FY18 Budget Blueprint

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: Putting Foreign Aid Cuts in Context Jared Kalow, research assistant at CGD, discusses the Trump administration’s budget blueprint and its potential impact on the international affairs budget, writing, “Put funding for the 150 account in context, and you better understand the broader trend [of…

Family Planning Should Remain Priority In West Africa To Avoid Future Security Issues, UNFPA Official Says In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: UNFPA West Africa director on the security benefits of family planning “…Places such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, and Senegal have seen an average two percent growth in contraceptive prevalence each year, [United Nations Population Fund West Africa Regional Director Mabingue Ngom] said. … However, 2015 United Nations research…

China Should Help Fill Gap In Global Family Planning Funding Left By U.S.

The Conversation: As the U.S. stops funding reproductive health services, China should step in Tamara Nair, research fellow in non-traditional security studies at the Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) “On April 4, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to not fund the United Nations Population…

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