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E.U. Can Play Critical Role In Influencing Nations To End Early, Forced Child Marriage

Inter Press Service: E.U. Urged to Ban Early & Forced Child Marriages Rangita de Silva de Alwis, associate dean of international affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and adviser to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Fund “Something historic was initiated at the European Development Days (EDD) in early…

Governments, Development Organizations Must Find Synergies To Achieve SDGs

Inter Press Service: Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women Enrique Yeves, director of communications for the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization “…If we channel development assistance in an integrated way, rather than towards specific sectors, we are more likely to achieve sustainable changes — these in turn can ease the…

U.S. State Department Working To Strengthen Accountability, Support For Sexual Violence Survivors In Conflict

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Accountability and Support for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict Stephanie Mulhern Ogorzalek, senior policy adviser in the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, discusses sexual violence in conflict, writing, “The Department of State is working to strengthen accountability, improve access to justice for…

World Should Not ‘Shy Away’ From Discussing Ethical Steps To Stabilize Population Growth, Including Improving Access To Contraceptives

Washington Post: Talking about overpopulation is still taboo. That has to change. Frances Kissling, president of the Center for Health, Ethics and Social Policy; Jotham Musinguzi, director general of Uganda’s National Population Council; and Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp professor of bioethics at Princeton University “…Both feminists and population stabilization…

Northwestern Law Review Essay Examines Helms Amendment, Mexico City Policy

Northwestern University Law Review: Challenging the Rhetorical Gag and Trap: Reproductive Capacities, Rights, and the Helms Amendment Michele Goodwin, chancellor’s professor and director of the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy at the University of California, Irvine, examines the Helms amendment and the Mexico City policy from a legal…

More News In Global Health

CNN: Would-be Indian child bride fights back and helps others (Ahuja, 6/18). Devex: How family planning can help save cheetahs (Edwards, 6/18). Devex: Alarm bells sounded over new E.U. aid instrument proposals (Chadwick, 6/15). Devex: DRC bordering countries begin Ebola preparedness training (Roby, 6/15). New York Times: Video Game Addiction…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 337 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes articles on various topics, including the role of governments and partners in enabling the Global Fund to address quality of service…

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