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Financial Times Features Series Of Articles On Investing In Girls, Gender Equality

Financial Times: Girls: The Path to Gender Equality “Investing in girls and narrowing the gender gap brings a ‘triple benefit’ to society,” the series summary says. Highlights from the series include the following articles, among others: Financial Times: Why invest in teenage girls? “The economic argument is compelling: adolescence is…

In Latin America, Abortion Rights, Women’s Rights, Democracy Are Linked

The Conversation: In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy? Larissa Arroyo Navarrete, professor of human rights at the University of Costa Rica “…Central America [is] home to three of the eight countries in the world with total abortion bans. … Why does this region so…

Devex Summarizes Takeaways From European Meeting On Sexual, Reproductive Health Rights

Devex: ‘Don’t let the U.S. set the agenda’: Takeaways from EuroNGOs on reproductive rights “Advocates dedicated to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) met in Brussels last week to strategize on how best to combat emerging populist movements they see as a threat to their cause — stressing the…

Nearly Half Of All Abortions Performed In Unsafe Conditions Worldwide; U.S. Global Health Funding Cuts Could Further Increase Health Risks For Women, Experts Say

CNN: Nearly half of all abortions each year worldwide are unsafe, study says “…A new study finds nearly half of all 55.7 million estimated abortions around the world each year between 2010 and 2014 were performed in an unsafe manner, putting women at risk for serious complications. The study, published…

Politicians, Governments Should Protect Women’s Health, Legalize Abortion

The Guardian: Why do politicians still force women through unwanted pregnancies? Dame Billie Miller, lawyer and politician in Barbados “…When governments deny women access to safe and legal abortion, it does nothing to decrease the rate at which abortions occur. Instead, it leads to more injuries and deaths. In the…