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CSIS Podcasts Discuss CUGH’s 8th Annual Global Health Conference, CSIS Task Force’s Recommendations On Voluntary Family Planning

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: Outcomes from CUGH’s 8th Annual Global Health Conference with Dean Patricia Davidson Nellie Bristol, senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, speaks with Patricia Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, about the Consortium of Universities for…

Two-Thirds Of Australians Say Nation’s Foreign Aid Budget Should Support Sexual, Reproductive Health Programming In Pacific Island Countries, Poll Shows

BuzzFeed News: Aussies Don’t Want To Follow Trump By Banning Charities That Offer Abortion Services “…The Australian Christian Lobby urged [Australian] Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to … reinstate a ban on the use of foreign aid to terminate pregnancies in other countries. The ban, introduced by former prime minister John…

The Economist Examines Family Planning, Contraception Use In Nigeria

The Economist: The problems of family planning in Nigeria “…Many Nigerian Muslims believe that pills and condoms are part of a Western plot to stop Muslims from multiplying. And in poor, rural areas, centuries of experience have taught people that having lots of children makes economic sense. … So the…

Trump Administration’s Policies ‘Harmful To Women’

Roll Call: Opinion: A Disturbing Trend Against Women’s Health Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), senior member of the House Financial Services and the Oversight and Government Reform Committees, and ranking House member on the Joint Economic Committee “Despite the fact that most Americans want their leaders focused on creating jobs and…

Mexico City Policy Likely Will Prohibit Funding To Pakistani Abortion Hotline

The Guardian: Abortion in Pakistan: struggling to support a woman’s right to choose “…Saba Ismail, co-founder of the Pakistani women’s group Aware Girls, launched an abortion hotline in June 2010. Aware Girls has received USAID funding in the past but now will have to depend on grants from European foundations…

U.N., Experts Call For End To FGM On International Day Of Zero Tolerance

Thomson Reuters Foundation: “Medicalization” of female genital mutilation is serious threat — experts “A growing trend for midwives and nurses to carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) is undermining global efforts to eradicate the internationally condemned practice, experts have warned. Morissanda Kouyate head of the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices…

Women’s Rights Advocates Fear Trump Administration Could Roll Back Advances In Gender Equality, Family Planning Access, Economic Empowerment

PRI: The future of global women’s rights under Trump? ‘It could be devastating.’ “…Trump’s team wanted details about the U.S. State Department’s spending on gender equality, and names of people whose primary function was to promote gender issues. … Trump has also threatened to end funding for the U.N. and…