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Gender Inequality Inhibits Women’s Sexual, Reproductive Rights, UNFPA Report Says

VOA News: Report: Gender Inequality Robs Women of Sexual, Reproductive Rights “A new report finds gender inequality strips women of their ability to control their sexual and reproductive options and limits their right to choose when and if they wish to start a family. The United Nations Population Fund released…

Global Fund For Women Vice President Outlines Strategies To Address Mexico City Policy

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Women’s Groups and Funders Respond to Global Gag Rule Leila Hessini, vice president of programs at the Global Fund for Women, discusses the potential effects of the Mexico City policy, writing, “Through conversations with our grantees and partners, we identified four strategies for mitigating the effects…

South Korea’s Abortion Law Reform Can Serve As Model For Other Countries

Human Rights Watch: South Korea’s Abortion Reform A Model for Others Janet Walsh, deputy director of the Women’s Rights Division at HRW, discusses a ruling by South Korea’s Constitutional Court that found the nation’s abortion laws unconstitutional and called for reform, noting the action can serve as a model for…

IntraHealth International Highlights 10 Key Global Health Issues To Watch In 2019

IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: 10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2019 Margarite Nathe, principal editor/writer at IntraHealth International, highlights 10 key global health issues that IntraHealth International will be watching and responding to in the coming year, including food security, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), violence and the health sector, PEPFAR, health…

Retiring Director For Coordination Unit At Ouagadougou Partnership Discusses Expanding Access To Contraceptives In Africa

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “The Optimist”: Fatimata Sy on Partnering to Expand Access to Contraceptives Ruchika Tulshyan, author, educator, journalist, and contributor at The Optimist, speaks with Fatimata Sy, retiring director of the Coordination Unit at the Ouagadougou Partnership, which was launched in 2011 and set the goal of…

Mexico City Policy Impacting Access To Family Planning, HIV Services In Rural Zambia

The Guardian: ‘People will end up dying’: Trump’s cuts devastate clinics in Zambia “…Until November 2017, a project run by Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) would offer HIV testing in homes, distribute condoms in the community, and give family planning information to teenagers in schools. Such work was halted…

IPPF Blog Post Highlights Impact Of Mexico City Policy On NGO In Senegal

International Planned Parenthood Federation: The Global Gag Rule: Senegal is finding innovative ways to provide healthcare despite funding cuts This post discusses the impact of the Mexico City policy on an NGO in Senegal and highlights ways in which the NGO is working to provide health care despite funding shortfalls…

Wilson Center Event Explores Guttmacher-Lancet Commission’s Recommendations On Rights-Based Approach To Sexual, Reproductive Health

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Patricia Da Silva: ‘The Time is Now’ to Accelerate Progress for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Isabel Griffith, intern with the Maternal Health Initiative at the Wilson Center, highlights remarks from Patricia Da Silva, associate director of the…

U.S. Secretary Of State Pompeo Announces Commission On Unalienable Rights, Raising Concern Among Some Groups, Lawmakers

Associated Press: Trump administration reviews human rights’ role in U.S. policy “The Trump administration said Monday that it will review the role of human rights in American foreign policy, appointing a commission expected to elevate concerns about religious freedom and abortion…” (Tucker, 7/8). Deutsche Welle: U.S. sets up commission for…

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