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Global Health Organizations Discuss State Department’s 2019 Human Rights Report

Amnesty International: State Department’s Human Rights Report Highlights Trump Administration’s Anti-Human Rights Policies “In response to the U.S. State Department releasing its third human rights report compiled under the Trump administration, Joanne Lin, national director of advocacy and governmental relations at Amnesty International USA, said: ‘Not only have human rights…

Foreign Policy Examines Trump Administration’s Policies Impacting Women’s Health, Objections To ‘Sexual And Reproductive Health’ Language

Foreign Policy: Trump’s War on the Concept of Women’s Health “One of the signature marks of U.S. President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been deepening cooperation with authoritarian countries. Among the starkest expressions of that trend has been Washington’s new alliance with some of the world’s worst violators of women’s…

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ABC’s “Science Show”: Gates: Despite the problems, we shouldn’t lose sight of recent gains (Williams, 3/7). Devex: World Bank looks to systematize growing role in fragile states (Igoe, 3/6). The Drum: Can graphic design save your life? A brief history of the epidemic PSA (Deighton, 3/2). DW: Germany pledges €100…

PRI Examines Debate Over Abortion Rights In Colombia, Argentina

PRI: Two key decisions on abortion in Colombia and Argentina this month “…Debate over abortion rights across Latin America, as in other parts of the world, has often been adversarial, and supporters and opponents from across the continent followed the Colombian court’s decision. They are looking forward to pending legislation…

Colombia’s Constitutional Court Rules To Keep Abortion Restrictions In Place

PRI: U.S. conservative groups ramp up influence in Colombia amid abortion debate “…40 days for Life, an international movement that started in Texas in 2007, … conducts vigils outside abortion clinics in more than 60 countries. The movement claims that its protests have helped to shut down 106 abortion clinics…

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AFP: Talking about a menstrual revolution: Asia’s period problems (3/2). Global Health NOW: Virginity Testing in Morocco: Assault on Dignity, or a Shield Against Assault? (Sane, 2/29). The Guardian: Scientists turn to tech to prevent second wave of locusts in east Africa (McVeigh, 3/4). Reuters: In Argentina’s north, indigenous children…

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AP: People with albinism issued with protective alarms in Malawi (Jali, 3/2). Devex: The challenge of local implementation in Uganda’s new nutrition policy (Green, 3/2). Devex: Half of USAID’s spending goes to 25 organizations. Who are they? (Wolf, 2/28). The Guardian: Faulty condoms leave charity facing court case in Uganda…

Scotland Moves Toward Becoming First Nation To Make Menstrual Products Free For All Women

CBS: The Scottish parliament approved plans to make period products free for all women “Scottish Parliament has approved stage one of a plan to make all period products free in Scotland. On Tuesday, all parties backed the Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill, which was introduced by representative Monica Lennon…”…