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Guttmacher-Lancet Commission Report Calls On Global Community To Commit To Achieving Universal Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights

Guttmacher Institute: Guttmacher-Lancet Commission Proposes a Bold, New Agenda for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights “Today, the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights — a collaboration of global health, development, and human rights experts from around the world — called on national governments, international agencies, donors,…

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Resources On U.S. Global Family Planning, Reproductive Health Efforts, Funding

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health: Statutory Requirements and Policies This updated fact sheet summarizes the major statutory requirements and policies pertaining to U.S. global family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) efforts over time and identifies those currently in effect. These laws and policies collectively…

Global Community Must Commit To Protecting Health, Rights Of Migrants, All People

Inter Press Service: Protecting the Health & Rights of People on the Move Natalia Kanem, U.N. under secretary general and executive director of UNFPA “…We all have an interest — and obligation — to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for all people — women and…

U.S. Congress Should Permanently Repeal Mexico City Policy

Seacoast Online: Letter to the editor: It’s time to permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule Mindi Messmer, Democratic candidate for New Hampshire’s First Congressional District “…Autonomy for reproductive planning and health care are essential to women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. The effectiveness of public health policies like the [Mexico…

KFF, CGD Discussion Summary Highlights Key Issues For International Family Planning Efforts

Kaiser Family Foundation/Center for Global Development: The USG International Family Planning Landscape: Defining Approaches to Address Uncertainties in Funding and Programming — Discussion Summary This brief summarizes a discussion held in January 2018 to discuss international family planning efforts in the context of funding and policy uncertainty. Convened by the…

Family Health Options Kenya Nurse Discusses Impacts Of Trump Administration’s Reinstated Mexico City Policy On Provision Of Services In NPR Interview

NPR: Kenyan Clinic Rejects Trump Abortion Policy, Loses $2 Million In U.S. Aid “…FHOK [Family Health Options Kenya, Kenya’s oldest provider of sexual and reproductive health services] disagreed with the terms of the ‘Mexico City’ policy, which has been reinstated by every Republican president since Ronald Reagan first issued it.…

Efforts To Address Reproductive Health Needs Of Rohingya Refugees Require ‘Significant Dedicated Support’

Devex: Opinion: The long road to addressing sexual and reproductive health needs of Rohingya refugees Sandra Krause, reproductive health program director at the Women’s Refugee Commission “…[T]here has been a tremendous effort on the part of [Bangladesh’s] national government, U.N. agencies, and both national and international nongovernmental organizations to address…

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