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Wilson Center Event Panelists Discuss Complexities Of Connection Between Family Planning, Environmental Sustainability

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability: Assessing the Evidence Cara Thuringer, intern at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, discusses an event held at the Wilson Center in late June, during which panelists discussed findings from a new…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Role In Zika Response

Wall Street Journal: Democrats’ Zika Obstruction Editorial Board “Senate Democrats have taken their latest political hostages, and this time they’re pregnant women at risk for Zika virus infections. After demanding immediate emergency funding for months, they walked out on their own bill on Thursday to use the issue as a…

Absence Of Funding For Zika Efforts Could Delay Public Health Responses To Virus

New York Times: Congress Takes a Vacation Without Doing Anything About Zika Editorial Board “Members of Congress are leaving Washington for seven weeks without passing a bill to pay for the fight against Zika. Their failure to do so will delay the public health response to the mosquito-borne virus that…

Women In Cambodia’s Garment Industry Lack Access To Health Information, Safe Abortion

The Guardian: Cambodia’s garment workers vulnerable to unsafe abortions “…The garment industry is the linchpin of Cambodia’s economy, and the single biggest employer of women. … Away from their homes and support networks, and with low levels of education and income, these women are particularly vulnerable and may be inhibited…

Opinion Pieces Encourage Congress To Act On Zika Response Plan

Los Angeles Times: The Zika crisis: How Congress abandoned its duty to govern Michael Hiltzik, columnist “…It’s tempting to blame Republicans and Democrats equally for the [Zika funding] impasse, but that’s not what the facts dictate. … The GOP majorities in the House and Senate have saddled Zika funding bills…

On World Population Day, Focus Turns To Improving Lives Of Teenage Girls

Deutsche Welle: World Population Day: investing in women “The world’s population grows by roughly 2.6 people per second. In 15 years, the number of people on earth will have increased from 7.3 billion to 8.5 billion, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). … Better living conditions for women…

Voluntary Family Planning Essential To Achieving SDGs, Long-Term Development Strategies

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Family Planning for the World’s Youth Promotes Peace, Health, and Prosperity In observance of World Population Day, which takes place on July 11, Ellen H. Starbird, director of the USAID Office of Population and Reproductive Health, discusses how voluntary family planning affects long-term development strategies, outlining ways in…

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