The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More

Cultural Sex Work in India and the Right to Health

In India, there are a number of tribal communities that have systematized the sexual exploitation of their mothers and daughters, often masking their work as Read More

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More


Report Calls On ‘Big Data’ To Fill Global Gender Data Gap

Devex: 3 ways gender data could go ‘big’ “More tightly mapped trends in girls’ stunting and access to contraception in Bangladesh. A better understanding of women’s mobility in a Latin American city. Stronger insights into women’s mental health via social media in cities around the world. All of these findings can be traced to big…More

Welfare reform negatively impacts the health of single moms

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Kimberly Narain, Marianne Bitler, Ninez Ponce, Gerald Kominski, Susan Ettner The Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity and Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 imposed time limits on the receipt of welfare cash benefits and mandated cash benefit sanctions for failure to meet work requirements.

At United Nations, Taskforce on Women; NCDs Calls for Social Mobilization Against NCDs,…

Arogya World is a member of the Taskforce on Women & NCDs. NEW YORK, March 16, 2017/PRNewswire-USNewswire/– The health, economic and social impact of NCDs on women throughout their lives are the focus of high-profile “Women and NCDs: Debunking Myths and Taking Action” side event today from 1pm-3pm ET at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Organized by the Taskforce on Women & NCDs and the NCD Alliance in collaboration with UN Women, International Alliance of Women, and Conference of NGOs, the event marks the UN’s 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women and highlights the unique burden of NCDs, including caregiving, on women.  The event is supported by Cigna. Women’s health advocates, policymakers, heads of delegations, female world leaders, and women from the global business community are expected to attend

Investing In Nutrition Critical To Improving Health Of Women, Girls, Paves Way For Reaching…

Huffington Post: Proper Nutrition Is Essential To Empowering Women And Girls Kristen Ostling, senior manager for advocacy and global impact, and Samantha Grills, policy and advocacy officer, both at the Micronutrient Initiative “…By investing in nutrition, societies become more sustainable and equal — a point most starkly reflected by the fact that 12 of the…More

U.S. Delegation To U.N. Commission On The Status Of Women Might Support Stances Of Conservative…

The Guardian: U.S. may go cheek by jowl with women’s rights abusers at U.N. gender talks “U.S. negotiators at this week’s U.N.

Stanford University Panel Discussion Examines Gender Parity In Global Health Conferences,…

Stanford Medicine’s “Scope”: Gender parity in global health events: A conversation Rachel Leslie, communications officer at the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University, discusses a panel discussion on the under-representation of women in global health conferences and events. During the conversation, participants discussed challenges in achieving gender parity and presented recommendations. Panelists…More

Mexico City Policy Is An ‘Assault’ On Global Health, Women

News Deeply: Contraception in the Crosshairs: The Real Impact of the Global Gag Rule Ulla Müller, president and chief executive officer of EngenderHealth “…The gendered nature of [the Mexico City policy, or global gag rule’s] assault on global health cannot be glossed over: This is an attack on women. … That’s not an upbeat message…More

Investing In Girls, Women Vital To Advancing Gender Equality, Improving Opportunities For All…

Huffington Post: Investing In Girls And Women Is The Smartest Thing We Can Do Tedros Adhanom, special adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia “…Despite all the progress we have made, millions of women and girls continue to face challenges ranging from access to education and employment opportunities, to early marriage and lack of access…More

Structural, Attitudinal Barriers Must Be Addressed To Achieve Gender Parity In Africa

Thomson Reuters Foundation: International Women’s Day: a chance to reflect on achievements and barriers to gender equality in Africa Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…Although the general continental trend [in Africa] in recent years has been towards gender parity, there remain vast structural and attitudinal barriers that must be addressed. ……More

In Recognition Of International Women’s Day, Opinion Pieces Discuss Importance Of Investing…

Nigeria’s Guardian: To be bold for change Mabingue Ngom, director for West and Central Africa Region at the United Nations Population Fund “…The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, Be Bold for Change, echoes the need for bold action to accelerate gender parity, eliminate maternal mortality, and invest in young people especially young women…More

Networking project launched to empower girls in science

An initiative aims to provide opportunities to help African girls become future champions in drug regulation.

Why We March for Food and Health in 2017

In Canada, our southern neighbour casts a long shadow, and 2017 commenced with a deep distemper in my community of practice on food and health. I had conversations with friends that ranged from glum (celebrating food seemed a bit pointless now, didn’t it?), to restrained (working for policy change in the health field has always been a long game), to bellicose (in a world where reality had been upended, direct confrontation was needed, now). The malaise suffused everything. I buried myself in the reassuring solitude of writing, and learned that others were trying to do the same. I tried to change my media habits: alternately glued to or avoiding social media; taking out new subscriptions to newspapers and magazines.

Global Community Must Protect Women’s Sexual, Reproductive Rights

The Guardian: Women are suffering globally — we must act now Members of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group and the Gender and Rights Advisory Panel of the Human Reproduction Programme “…Current global trends — increasing stigmatization of essential information and health services, continued support for harmful practices such as child marriage and [female genital…More

To fight discrimination, we need to fill the LGBTI data gap

Despite some progress in the past two decades, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people continue to face widespread discrimination and exclusion around the world. Many of them suffer from punitive laws and policies, social stigma, and even violence. They may also be subject to lower educational attainment, higher unemployment rates, poorer health outcomes, as well as unequal access to housing, finance, and social services. As a result, LGBTI people are likely overrepresented in the bottom 40% of the population. The adverse impacts on the health and economic wellbeing of LGBTI groups—as well as on economies and societies at large—tell us one thing: exclusion and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) is a serious development issue

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