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Pulitzer Center Project Examines Efforts To Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation In Ethiopia

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Ending Female Genital Mutilation in Ethiopia Pulitzer Center grantee and journalist Amy Yee reports on the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Ethiopia and specifically “looks at the pioneering work of Bogaletch Gebre of Ethiopia. Gebre founded a nonprofit called KMG that helped reduce…

Addressing Threats To Contraceptive Security Critical To Achieving SDGs, Universal Access To Family Planning Methods By 2030

Devex: Big questions remain about global contraceptive access Beth Schlachter, executive director of FP2020, and John Skibiak, director of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition “…[I]t will take much more than funding alone to meet the growing global need for contraceptives. The supply chain that moves family planning products into the…

El Salvador Considers Proposal To Allow Abortion In Certain Cases

Humanosphere: El Salvador’s Congress considers relaxing controversial abortion law Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses a proposal presented to El Salvador’s Congress that would allow abortion in cases of rape or high-risk pregnancy. Currently, El Salvador’s law bans all abortion. Nikolau notes, “The law has been hotly contested for years, but debate…

TRF Publishes Articles Examining FGM In Asia, Use Of Soap Operas To Stop Practice In Sudan

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Singapore comes under pressure over female genital cutting of babies “Medical clinics in Singapore are carrying out female genital cutting on babies, according to people with first-hand experience of the procedure, despite growing global condemnation of the practice which world leaders have pledged to eradicate. … [I]ts…

Congress Should Fully Fund Maternal, Child Health, International Family Planning Accounts

The Tennessean: Saving Haiti’s mothers, kids in Hurricane Matthew’s wake Becca Stevens, founder of Thistle Farms and an Episcopal priest, author, and speaker, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, actor, director, and author “The current situation in Haiti is being described as catastrophic. … We believe it is our privilege as a nation…

Global Dispatches Podcast Discusses FGM Research With CGD’s Charles Kenny

Global Dispatches Podcast: Episode 126: Charles Kenny Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, speaks with Charles Kenny, fellow with the Center for Global Development (CGD), about new research on strategies to reduce the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM), as well as…

Congress Must Stop ‘Politicizing Women’s Health,’ Address Zika Virus

The Hill: Congress’s late and weak response to Zika Ellen Liu, director of women’s health at the Ms. Foundation for Women “…After eight months and [several] failed attempts to pass President Obama’s emergency funding request to combat Zika, conservative lawmakers seem to have relented in the fight to ban funding…

Indian Medical Students Use Poetry To Eliminate Taboos Surrounding Menstruation

The Guardian: Indian medical students use pads and poems to tackle period taboos “…Menstrual health is a serious issue for the 355 million women of reproductive age in India. Only 12 percent use sanitary pads, and tampons are rare. For the rest of India’s menstruating women, a reusable rag is…

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