Jailcare: An Interview with Carolyn Sufrin

“My worst day in jail is better than my best day on the street.” -Kima, a San Francisco woman quoted in Jailcare I recently read Read More

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Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

“Son muy enojados.” They’re very angry. It’s a phrase I’ve heard time and time again interviewing indigenous Guatemalan women about their experiences of maternal health care Read More

The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and Read More


Podcast Addresses Relationship Between Gender Equality, Economic Development

Project Syndicate: CFR’s Rachel Vogelstein on the Economic Case for Gender Equality This podcast features an interview with Rachel Vogelstein, Douglas Dillon senior fellow and director of the women and foreign policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, who discusses the relationship between gender equality and economic development (1/16).

Female-Dominated Health Sector Must Push Male Leaders To Achieve Gender Equality

Foreign Policy: The Crime of Gender Inequality in Global Health Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize winning science writer “…Public health is the perfect example, both of this imbalance in power in a female-majority field and of the impact that inequity has on the activities and products produced by the profession. The majority of people working in…More

Jailcare: An Interview with Carolyn Sufrin

“My worst day in jail is better than my best day on the street.” -Kima, a San Francisco woman quoted in Jailcare I recently read Read More

Trump Administration Reportedly Prohibiting Several Words From Use In CDC Budget Documents, By…

Washington Post: CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity “The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including ‘fetus’ and ‘transgender’ — in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget. Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease…More

International Community Must Take Action Against Mistreatment Of Rohingya, Work To Stop Wartime…

New York Times: When Victims of Wartime Rape Are Scorned Riada Asimovic Akyol, writer on gender, nationalism, and religion and Ph.D. candidate at Galatasaray University in Istanbul “Last month, Human Rights Watch published a report confirming that Myanmar’s army is engaged in the mass rape of Rohingya Muslim women and girls as a tool of…More

Canada To Prioritize Gender Equality During 2018 G7 Presidency, PM Trudeau Says

Reuters: Canada G7 Presidency to Focus on Women, Gender Equality: Trudeau “Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has made gender equality a priority, on Thursday said empowering women would be one of the main themes when Canada takes over the presidency of the Group of Seven next year. … Trudeau said the other main themes…More

Gender-, Social-Based Discrimination, Violence Must Be Addressed To Reduce HIV In Benin

HuffPost: Society Shouldn’t Be A Roadblock To My Right To Health Magalie Nelson, health adviser; Kate Waller, gender adviser; and Bernabe Yameogo, director, all of Plan International Canada’s Global Fund team “…As the civil society Principal Recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria HIV Grant in Benin, Plan International is committed…More

CGD Expert Outlines Canadian Government’s Progress On Feminist Foreign Policy

Center for Global Development’s “Views from the Center”: Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy: Building on a Strong Start CGD Senior Fellow Charles Kenny discusses the Canadian government’s “impressive steps towards prioritizing gender and women’s rights in international relations.” Kenny highlights several of these steps in various sectors, concluding, “I’m excited to see Canada’s burgeoning leadership on…More

Global Health Leadership Should Be Inclusive Of All Genders, Disciplines, Generations

The Lancet: A new vision for global health leadership Michele Barry, director of Stanford University’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, and colleagues “…The attendees [of the inaugural 2017 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH) at Stanford University] reflected on current gaps and barriers to the advancement of women in global health and the…More

U.S. Has ‘Critical Role’ To Play In Ensuring Women’s Sexual, Reproductive Rights Globally

HuffPost: How One Woman In Uganda Is Speaking Out Against Gender-Based Violence Seema Jalan, executive director at Universal Access Project “…Women and girls who experience gender-based violence have had their basic human rights violated and are at increased risk of a myriad of other sexual and reproductive health threats, including unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and…More

Devex Discusses USAID’s Gender-Focused Announcements, Programs Highlighted At Global…

Devex: USAID’s newest gender-focused programs represent ‘true collaboration,’ Green says “In early 2018, the United States Agency for International Development will issue an open call for proposals for innovative ideas to bridge the ‘gender digital divide,’ or gender inequalities caused by barriers such as network coverage, online security, cost, and technical literacy. The initiative is…More

Male ‘Agents Of Change’ Program In Kenya Working To Prevent Gender-Based Violence

News Deeply Women and Girls: Kenyan Men Join the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence “In the slums of Nairobi, male ‘agents of change’ are teaching men and boys how to prevent violence against women and girls in their communities. They tell News Deeply that the fight begins with challenging their own entrenched attitudes about gender…” (Wanzala,…More

U.S. Should Prioritize Addressing Violence Against Women, Girls In Foreign, International…

Foreign Affairs: Violence Against Women and International Security Michelle Sieff, gender, conflict, political economy consultant “…What … can be done to ensure that domestic violence against women and girls is prioritized in U.S. foreign policy and international security policy more generally? First, the Trump administration can build on its passage of the Women, Peace, and…More

U.N. Leaders Call For Global Action To Stop Violence Against Women, Reach Gender Equality On…

The Guardian: Sexual violence in war zones at ‘worst ever’ as drive to protect women falters “The head of U.N. Women has condemned the inadequate response to the widespread use of rape and sexual violence in conflicts, and warned that the amount of money dedicated to fighting such war crimes is shrinking…” (Ratcliffe, 11/25). U.N.…More

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