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CFR Blog Posts Highlight Gender Equality, Health Systems Strengthening In Development Agenda

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Development Channel”: Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals Rachel Vogelstein, director and senior fellow for women and foreign policy at CFR, discusses targets for the equality of women and girls in the SDG framework. “…The comprehensive gender equality targets included in the SDG zero draft…

Petitioners File Suit Against Kenyan Government, Call For Safe Abortion Guidelines

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Kenya in court after botched abortion injures raped 15-year-old “The mother of a 15-year-old rape survivor, who needs a kidney transplant following a botched backstreet abortion, filed a case against Kenya’s government on Monday for denying women and girls safe access to terminations. … The petitioners are…

FGM Practiced In Western, Southern Iran, Anthropologist’s Research Shows

Reuters: Anthropologist reveals FGM practiced in western, southern Iran “…[Anthropologist Kameel Ahmady] took global campaigners by surprise this month when he published a study suggesting tens of thousands of Iranian women have undergone FGM. … Ahmady’s research, based on 4,000 interviews, shows FGM is also performed in ‘secret pockets’ of…

Governments Must Make Financing Commitments To Promote Gender Equality Under SDGs

The Guardian: Development finance’s $83bn question: who will pay for gender equality? Chiara Capraro of Christian Aid and Kasia Staszewska of ActionAid U.K., both co-chairs of the U.K. Gender and Development Working Group on Economic Justice “…The Addis Ababa [Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD)] is of crucial…

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