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UNESCO Releases New Comprehensive Sexuality Education Video For Young People

U.N. News Centre: UNESCO unveils video on comprehensive sexuality education for young people “The United Nations cultural agency [Monday] released a new video that outlines how comprehensive sexuality education helps young people develop the knowledge and skills to make conscious, healthy, and responsible choices about relationships and sexuality. The Being…

Global Leaders, International Community Should Prioritize Funding To Ensure Women, Girls Have Access To Contraceptives

Huffington Post: World Contraception Day: Saving and transforming women’s lives Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “…Family planning is one of the best investments countries can make for women’s empowerment, gender equality, and economic prosperity. … But far too many women and couples still lack…

Opinion Piece Highlights 4 Ways To Improve Family Planning Programs

Devex: 4 ways to strengthen family planning programs Erica Belanger, advocacy adviser at the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Angela Mutunga, East Africa regional program adviser for Advance Family Planning “…[T]he success of family planning programs can only be achieved if the necessary supplies are accessible, available, and affordable to…

U.S. State Department To Host Meeting On Eliminating FGM Nationwide

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.S. says to bolster efforts to end female genital mutilation “The United States unveiled plans on Thursday to ramp up efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) after figures showed more than half of million women and girls were living at risk. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid…

Indonesia Begins New Campaign To End FGM, Despite Religious Leaders’ Opposition

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Indonesia launches new campaign to end female genital mutilation: minister “Indonesia is embarking on a renewed campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM), according to its women’s minister Yohana Yembise, despite opposition from religious leaders who have stymied past efforts to combat a practice that is common.…

International Community Should Integrate Emergency Contraception Into Family Planning Services

Devex: Emergency contraception: The reproductive health innovation everyone should know about Elizabeth Westley, director of the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, and Monica Kerrigan, deputy director of reproductive health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The family planning community must pick up the momentum and work to integrate [emergency…

India’s Supreme Court Orders Government To Ban ‘Sterilization Camps’ Following Deaths Of 363 Women Between 2010-2013

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Indian activists welcome top court ban on ‘sterilization camps’ after women’s deaths “Women’s health activists on Friday cheered a ruling by India’s top court ordering the government to shut down ‘sterilization camps’ within three years following the deaths of hundreds of largely poor rural women across the…

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