Trump Administration Should Do More To Address Global SRHR Goals, Says Opinion Piece
Ms. Magazine: Trump Administration Earns Failing Scores in Meeting Global Commitments to Reproductive Health
Lienna Feleke-Eshete, public policy associate, and Sammy Luffy, senior policy research associate, both at CHANGE
“…On Thursday, CHANGE, a U.S.-based sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) organization, released the 2019 grades for the annual Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Index: Grading U.S. Global Health Assistance. Known as the SRHR Index, it critically assesses the U.S. government’s global health policies, actions, and funding that impact SRHR and measures its performance by grading it annually. In the calculation of the 2019 grades, the SRHR Index identified multiple U.S. government agencies and actors that are failing to live up to their commitments to promoting SRHR across global health assistance for the third straight year. The retroactive, anti-human rights policies enacted and implemented by some of these actors during this administration have resulted in a drastic drop in the U.S. government’s grade from a B in 2016 to a C- in 2019. … It is clear what the U.S. government needs to do to advance SRHR — now it must take action” (10/1).
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