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Leaders Must Enshrine Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights Into Efforts To Achieve Universal Health Coverage, Current, Past PMNCH Board Chairs Write

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: Universal health coverage will remain elusive for women and adolescents unless it includes sexual and reproductive health and rights Helen Clark, board chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and former prime minister of New Zealand; Michelle Bachelet, U.N. high commissioner for…

Commitments, Press Release, Podcast Address Various Aspects Of Nairobi Summit On ICPD25

Nairobi Summit On ICPD25 “Commitments”: Empowering women and girls to thrive This commitment from the United States says, “The U.S. government has been, and commits to continue to be a prime advocate and funder for programs which empower women and girls throughout the world. The United States works to reinforce…

Global Fund, Thomson Reuters Foundation Partnership To Work To Dismantle Barriers To Health Services, Executives Write In Opinion Piece

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: End epidemics by breaking down human rights barriers to health Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Antonio Zappulla, chief executive of the Thomson Reuters Foundation “…Human rights-related barriers to health, some explicit, others expressed in behaviors and…

Costa Rica President Issues Technical Decree Allowing Therapeutic Abortions

Reuters: Costa Rica’s president says therapeutic abortions will be allowed “Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado on Thursday issued a technical decree that will allow for therapeutic abortions in the Central American nation, despite opposition from religious and conservative political groups. On paper, a 50-year-old law allows a pregnancy to be…

Global Gender Equality Will Take Another Century At Current Pace, WEF Report Says

CNN Business: Global gender equality will take another 100 years to achieve, study finds “Most of us won’t live to see gender equality achieved worldwide, according to a new study, which predicts the milestone is almost 100 years away. The World Economic Forum’s annual Global Gender Gap Report ranked Iceland…

Focusing On Birth Rates In Poor Countries As Climate Change Solution Ignores Need For Large-Scale Transformational Actions, Opinion Piece Says

Miami Herald: Scientists wrong to put burden of saving the planet on the world’s poor women Kelsey Holt, social and behavioral scientist and researcher with the Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program at U.C. San Francisco “Thousands of scientists around the world joined together last month to label climate change the ’emergency’…

Women’s March Global Demanding Rights To Bodily Autonomy Ahead Of January 18 Events

IPS: Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent “The United States and 18 other U.N. member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to ‘bodily autonomy’ — the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive…

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