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

Photo by Rob Tinworth.

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


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

CDC, State Department, USAID Recognize 16 Days Of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Creating Strength in Numbers to End Violence Against Women & Girls Recognizing the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign that takes place annually between the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 and Human Rights Day on December 10, Daniela Ligiero, executive director and…More

Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

Photo by Rob Tinworth.

“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

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

The influence of gender and household headship on voluntary health insurance: the case of…

AbstractWithin the existing health financing literature, males are typically categorized as the household‘s decision-makers.

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

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