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U.N. Officials, Activists Call On World Leaders To End Gender Inequality

The Guardian: Activists call on world leaders to make gender equality pledge a reality “World leaders must back up their pledge to end gender inequality with concrete commitments on how they plan to empower women, said activists preparing for the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. The annual CSW…

Chicago Council Fellow Discusses Women’s Roles In Ending Global Hunger

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: How Empowering Women Can Solve World Hunger In a short video, “Catherine Bertini, distinguished fellow of Global Food and Agriculture, spoke to Newsy about how we can feed the world by educating and empowering women” (3/14).

USAID-Supported Venture Aims To Improve Health Of Women, Mothers Globally

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Empowering Women Through a Simple Purse Danielle Somers, communications analyst for the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), and Emily Jablonski, virtual intern for HESN and student at the University of Michigan, profile Zubaida Bai, the co-founder of ayzh, a USAID-supported “organization providing women’s health…

UNAIDS Calls For More Investment In Female-Controlled HIV Prevention Methods After ‘Encouraging’ Vaginal Ring Trial Results

U.N. News Centre: More investment needed in developing female-controlled HIV prevention options — U.N. agency “The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today welcomed the ‘encouraging’ results of two studies from Africa in which women modestly reduced their risk of infection by inserting a vaginal ring coated with the…

African Governments Continue To Address, Make Progress On Gender Challenges

Huffington Post (World Bank) Closing the Gender Gap: Lessons from Africa Makhtar Diop, vice president for Africa at the World Bank; Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Senegal’s minister of health and social action; and Cristina Duarte, minister of finance, planning, and public administration in Cabo Verde “…[G]overnments, researchers, and many others in…

New Drugs, Investment In Education Can Help Prevent HIV Among Women In Africa

New York Times: Helping Women in Africa Avoid HIV Editorial Board “…The results of two major studies in Africa that were released Monday show that a new device could help protect women against HIV. It is a flexible ring a woman inserts into her vagina, where it slowly releases an…

Religious Leaders Play Important Role In Efforts To End FGM/C

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: The Role of Religious Leaders in the Global Effort to End FGM/C Arsalan Suleman, acting U.S. special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), discusses the importance of engaging community leaders, including religious leaders, in efforts to end female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C).…

Ipas Trains Indian Health Care Workers In Safer Abortion Technique

The Guardian: India’s doctors learn safer abortion techniques to cut maternal deaths “…At Vani Vilas hospital for women and children in Bangalore, in the south-west state of Karnataka, doctors and nurses gather for training in a safer, quicker [abortion] procedure — the manual vacuum aspiration technique, which is significantly underused…