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Blog Post Examines Impact Of Restrictive Abortion Laws On Women, Families

BMJ Opinion: Gilda Sedgh: Restrictive abortion laws hurt women worldwide Gilda Sedgh, principal research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses findings from a recent Guttmacher Institute report on abortion and examines the impact of restrictive abortion laws on women and their families, writing, “[C]ountries should expand the circumstances under which…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Impacts of Investing In, Empowering Women, Girls

Devex: Opinion: E.U. can stop the global rollback of girls’ rights Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO of Plan International “…Girls’ rights are being challenged in so many countries in the world — even in Europe. It’s part of a general roll-back on human rights and a shrinking space for civil society. ……

Mexico City Policy Harming Access To Health Care In Developing Countries, CHANGE Report Says

ABC News: Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ cutting off health care in Africa: Report “The Trump administration’s abortion policy on foreign aid [for global health] is having a devastating effect in local communities that require medical assistance, according to a new report. Investigators from the Center for Health and Gender Equity,…

Shame, Misinformation Surrounding Menstruation Contribute To Human Rights Concerns For Women, Girls, UNFPA Report Suggests

UNFPA: Period shame, misinformation linked to serious human rights concerns “Shame, stigma, and misinformation surrounding menstruation are contributing to serious human rights concerns for women and girls, emphasizes a new report commissioned by UNFPA. The report, a comprehensive review of available evidence on menstrual health management in East and Southern…

More News In Global Health

Business Insider: South Korea has the highest rate of deaths by suicide in the developed world — but a 2011 law helped decrease rates by 15% (Premack, 6/9). CNN: Pro-life activists target rural Nepali women (Todras-Whitehill/Adhikari, 6/9). Devex: Deal slashes drug price of 3 in 1 pill for people living…

G7 Leaders’ Strong Commitment Vital To Achieving Gender Equality

Thomson Reuters Foundation: We have told G7 Leaders to Make Gender Inequality and Patriarchy History Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, U.N. under-secretary general and executive director of U.N. Women, and Michael Kaufman, co-founder of White Ribbon Campaign and senior fellow at Promundo institute “…We have told leaders that they must use this unique…

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