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What does Feminist Social Innovation look like?

Guest post from Chloe Safier In the global development world, there are a lot of conversations about social innovation and (separately) a lot of discussions about feminist approaches to development and women’s rights. Social innovation labs, incubators and accelerators are popping up everywhere, from San Francisco to Beirut to Delhi. Major development actors like the Gates Foundation are issuing ‘challenges’ to advance innovation and cultivate …

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Abortion: Clinton invokes women’s rights around the world as she defends choice

The contentious issue of abortion came up during the final U.S. presidential debate on Wednesday. Hillary Clinton affirmed women’s right to abortion while Donald Trump said he would appoint judges to the Supreme Court who oppose it. Clinton countered by looking internationally to the consequences of governments circumventing reproductive rights.

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Let’s talk about sex: Why the Zika outbreak is really about reproductive rights for Latin…

Sarah Borg is a junior medical doctor trained in Adelaide, Australia with a Master of Public Health from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is currently working as an intern in the Reproductive Health and Research department at the World Health Organization in Geneva. For our blog she applies her learnings to the current debate surrounding the spread of the Zika virus in Latin-America.  Health Ministries of Latin American countries have recommended that women avoid pregnancy until 2018 due to the presumed prenatal consequences of Zika virus. This is despite a lack of sexual education in schools, limited contraceptive access, and strict abortion laws. Women attempting to adhere to this health policy are faced with cultural, religious, financial and legal barriers. There are a growing number of Zika virus cases, currently estimated at around 1.5 million, with the majority concentrated in Brazil.

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