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Namibian Supreme Court Decision One Step In Continuing Efforts To Stop Forcible Sterlizations

Open Society Foundations: A Win for Victims of Forced Sterilization in Namibia Nyasha Chingore-Munazvo, a lawyer with the Sexual and Reproductive Rights Program of the Southern Africa Litigation Center, a grantee of the Open Society Foundations, discusses a Namibian Supreme Court decision that sided with three HIV-positive women who were…

Blog Examines Lessons From Senegal’s Work In Advancing Women’s Health, Family Planning

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Partnerships to Advance Family Planning: Lessons from Senegal Janet Fleischman, senior associate, and Catherine Streifel, program manager and research associate for the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discuss the Ouagadougou Partnership and lessons learned from Senegal’s efforts to advance women’s health and family…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Maternal, Child Health, Reproductive Rights, Family Planning

Devex: Let’s support national actions to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths Mariam Claeson, director of maternal, newborn and child health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…As we move into 2015 and beyond, we find ourselves at the dawn of the Sustainable Development Goals. As we move forward,…

India’s Public Health System Under Scrutiny After Sterilization Deaths

Wall Street Journal: Sterilization Deaths Cast Light on India’s Ailing Public Health System “…The deaths of Ms. Kumar and 12 other women after sterilization procedures in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh cast a harsh light on the multiple failings of India’s chronically underfunded public health system…” (Parussini/Seervai, 12/8).

Lawyers In Egypt Appeal Lower Court Ruling Acquitting Two Men In Death Of Girl After FGM

VOA News: Lawyers Appeal Acquittal in Egypt’s First-ever Female Genital Mutilation Trial “Lawyers in Egypt are appealing to a higher court after two men accused of causing the death of a 13-year-old girl during an illegal circumcision were acquitted last week. Activists said this is Egypt’s first attempt ever at…

More Than 4M Indians Underwent Sterilization In Past Year, Reuters Analysis Reports

Reuters: Indian sterilization targets remain in all but name, critics say “India officially abandoned targets for its mass sterilization program in the 1990s, accepting they had put undue pressure on people to undergo surgery and failed to curb population growth sufficiently. Twenty years on and targets remain in all but…