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PMA2020 Project Uses Mobile Technology To Improve Access To Family Planning, Reproductive Health Data

SciDev.Net: Mobile tech enables family planning data access “…Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020), which uses … mobile technology, provides information useful for reporting, planning, operational decisions, and advocacy at the community, country, and global levels. The project is currently implemented in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa — Burkina Faso,…

UNICEF Official Urges Somalia To Pass Law Banning FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Somalia urged to pass law banning ‘horrendous’ FGM “Somalia’s next government should ensure a law is passed banning all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), a U.N. official said on Tuesday, describing the deeply entrenched practice as a ‘horrendous rights violation.’ … A bill on FGM is…

17 Indian Women From Small Islamic Sect Begin Petition To End FGM

NPR: Petition Against Female Genital Mutilation Provokes An Angry Backlash “…[L]ast winter, 17 Indian women from a tiny sect of Islam blew the lid off a guarded secret … They authored a petition asking the government of India to outlaw female circumcision. Until the petition went public in December, many…

Voluntary Family Planning Investments Key To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

The Guardian: Family planning is a key development goal that needs greater investment John Bongaarts, vice president of the Population Council “Family planning is much more than a vital health and human rights intervention … Investments in voluntary family planning are also investments in sustainable development, and therefore should be…

Family Planning, Population Growth Have Greater Impact On Water Scarcity Than Climate Change, Report Suggests

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: When It Comes to Water Scarcity, Population Growth Tops Climate Change Robert Engelman, senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute and project director of the Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment (FPESA), discusses findings from a FPESA report released at…

U.N. Human Rights Experts Call On Dominican Republic Leaders To Protect Women’s Reproductive Health, Rights

U.N. News Centre: U.N. experts urge Dominican Republic to protect women’s rights to reproductive health “Expressing serious concern over the proposed penal code amendment that would criminalize abortions, United Nations human rights experts [Wednesday] urged the Dominican Republic’s president and legislators to protect women’s rights to sexual and reproductive health…

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