More Than 200 Organizations Endorse Call To Action On SRHR; Funding Shortfalls Challenge Efforts To Reduce Maternal Mortality, Meet Family Planning Needs, End Gender-Based Violence, Report Says

Devex: Q&A: Putting feminism back into reproductive and sexual health
“On Wednesday over 200 feminist organizations from over 50 countries released a call to action focused on advancing sexual and reproductive rights and gender justice that calls for a bolder approach to tackling these issues. It coincided with a major global United Nations conference on reproductive and sexual health held this week in Kenya. … Devex sat down with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition, on the need to re-integrate feminist organizations into global efforts to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and women…” (Jerving, 11/14).

The Guardian: Cost of ending maternal deaths laid bare as $115bn funding shortfall revealed
“The global push to stop mothers dying unnecessarily in childbirth, meet family planning needs, and end violence against women could be undermined by a massive funding shortfall, researchers have found. World leaders have pledged to redouble efforts to end preventable maternal death, satisfy family planning demand, and stop violence and harmful practices against women and girls by 2030. … The figures were released at a summit in Nairobi this week to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where 179 ministers pledged to implement a program of action that called for women’s reproductive health and rights to be central in all national and international development efforts…” (Okiror, 11/13).

Additional coverage of news related to the ICPD25 Summit in Nairobi is available from allAfrica, IPS, Kenya News Agency, and The Telegraph.