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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

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

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Long-Term Investments In, Improved WASH Critical To Women’s, Girls’ Health, Achieving…

Inter Press Service: Decent Toilets for Women & Girls Vital for Gender Equality Tim Wainwright, chief executive at WaterAid “…Being denied access to safe, private toilets is particularly dangerous for women and girls, impacting on their health and education, and exposing them to an increased risk of harassment and even attack. … Next summer, leaders…More


Engaging Men In Family Planning Key To Sustainable Efforts, Global Gender Equality

Devex: World Vasectomy Day: How to engage men in family planning efforts Ana Karina De la Vega Millor, country director of DKT Mexico and lead of DKT International’s efforts in Central America, the Caribbean, and Venezuela; and Jonathan Stack, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of World Vasectomy Day “We are living in an era focused on…More


UNFPA Report Calls For More Equitable Access To Family Planning, Reproductive Health Services…

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Unequal Women, Insecure World: The State of the World’s Population in the Age of Inequality Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba, assistant professor at Rhodes College and non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, discusses results from the UNFPA’s State of the World Population report, which focuses…More


WEF 2017 Global Gender Gap Index Shows Decrease In Parity From 2016 Levels

Quartz: It’s going to take 217 years to close the global economic gender gap “…Each year, the WEF ranks 144 countries in its Global Gender Gap Index to see how they compare on four ‘pillars’: economic participation and opportunity, education, political empowerment, and health and survival. The WEF crunches numbers from the world’s most respected…More


Global Survey Examines Attitudes Toward Sexual, Gender Minorities, Shows 1 In 4 People Believe…

The Guardian: One in four people say those in same-sex relationships ‘should be charged as criminals’ “More than one in four people across the world think people engaging in same-sex relationships should be charged as criminals, according to a new survey of 77 countries and territories. However, there were major divisions in attitudes towards the…More


Gender Equality Common Thread Among 17 Sustainable Development Goals, U.N. Official Says

U.N. News Centre: All 17 Global Goals interrelated, with strong links to gender equality — senior U.N. official “Addressing challenges faced by women in the world of work is a key theme for a United Nations forum on leveraging the power of partnerships to drive the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ‘The important…More


Time to take the conversation on adolescent health out of airconditioned conference rooms, and…

From October 27th to 29th, New Delhi, a wonderfully vibrant, colorful and youthful city, hosted over 1000 delegates and 125 youths from 65 different countries exploring issues related to adolescent health. The 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health, themed “Investing in Adolescent Health – The Future is now” was organized by the International Association for Adolescent Health in partnership with donors and consortium partners. As two public health researchers working in the field of adolescent health in Tanzania, we were more than happy to be at the conference, as you can imagine. The event featured 8 keynote lectures, 4 plenaries, 3 debates, 81 oral presentations and over 100 poster presentations.


Women, Peace, Security Addressed In New Global Index, U.N. Security Council Meeting

Devex: Regional, global gaps magnified in first index to monitor women, peace, and security “A new global index on women, peace, and security released at the United Nations on Thursday highlights huge regional and global disparities in women’s well-being, as well as a continuing lack of gender-disaggregated data limiting analysis on key issues. The index…More


Africa Must Scale Up Health, Education, Gender Equality Efforts To Meet Needs Of Growing Youth…

U.N. News Centre: ‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges “If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition — African’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 — scaled-up investment in health, education, and women’s protection and empowerment will be needed or the…More


World Must Work Toward Closing Gender Gap, Achieving Reproductive Health Rights To Reach…

Devex: Poorest women feel inequality gap most as they try to access health care, reports UNFPA “Increasingly, women and girls across different strata of society are experiencing a greater divide as they seek to obtain access to sexual and reproductive health care. As inequality continues to rise within countries, it is creating far more than…More


World Bank/IMF Development Committee Releases Communiqué From Fall Meeting

World Bank: World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings 2017: Development Committee Communiqué This press release contains the official communiqué of the World Bank/IMF Development Committee, which met October 14 in Washington, D.C. The document outlines the committee’s recognition of and recommendations on various issues, including health and development goals, gender equality, resilience, and climate change (10/14).


Trump Administration Should Fully Fund, Implement Strategy To Empower Adolescent Girls

The Hill: Empower girls, change the world Gayatri Patel, senior policy advocate for gender and empowerment at CARE USA; Helena Minchew, program officer for U.S. foreign policy and advocacy at International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC); Lyric Thompson, director of policy and advocacy at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW); and Rachel Clement, policy…More


Financial Times Features Series Of Articles On Investing In Girls, Gender Equality

Financial Times: Girls: The Path to Gender Equality “Investing in girls and narrowing the gender gap brings a ‘triple benefit’ to society,” the series summary says. Highlights from the series include the following articles, among others: Financial Times: Why invest in teenage girls? “The economic argument is compelling: adolescence is the moment to secure a…More


Investing In Girls’, Women’s Health, Rights Is ‘Prerequisite’ For Achieving UHC

Devex: Opinion: Want to deliver on the promises of UHC? Invest in girls’ and women’s health and rights Katja Iversen, president and CEO of Women Deliver, and Michael Myers, managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation “…[W]ithout an intentional, relentless commitment to gender equality, even well-meaning plans to advance [universal health coverage (UHC)] — the goal…More


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