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Inequalities In Legal Rights For Women, Girls Exist In 170 Nations, Report Shows

News outlets discuss “Closing the Gender Gap,” a new report by UCLA’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) on inequalities in legal rights among women and girls worldwide. The Guardian: Legal barriers prevent women’s empowerment in more than 170 countries “Twenty years after the historic Beijing conference on women’s empowerment, more…

Clinic In Manila, Philippines Helps Women, Men Access Affordable Contraceptives

PRI: How this clinic has changed a nation’s view of family planning “Along a busy street in the heart of Manila’s largest slum is a hard-to-find doorway. It’s tucked away between a few nondescript shops. But it opens into a hidden world. Women in the Philippines have been coming here…

Schools Worldwide ‘Should Proceed With Caution’ On Sex Education Curricula

New York Times: The World’s Problem With Sex Ed Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of education and history at New York University “…Globalization has served to curtail rather than expand school-based sexual instruction. The more the world has become interconnected, the more sex ed has come under attack. … Sex educators say…

The Lancet Examines Efforts To End FGM

The Lancet: Working towards an end to FGM “In practicing communities, female genital mutilation (FGM) is a social norm — a public declaration of social acceptability that families believe makes their daughters pure, clean, and prepared for marriage. … The practice is enforced by communities in which cultural and religious…

World Leaders, Women Can Work Together To Reach Gender Equality By 2030

Inter Press Service: It’s Time to Step It Up for Gender Equality Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “…When [world leaders] meet at the United Nations in New York in September, they will have the opportunity to revisit and re-commit to the goals of [the Fourth World Conference on…

MSF Focusing On Adolescents For International Women’s Day 2015

Médecins Sans Frontières: International Women’s Day 2015: Why adolescent health? Tane Luna, Médecins Sans Frontières’ women’s health adviser and an obstetrician, discusses MSF’s focus on adolescent girls for this year’s International Women’s Day, recognized on March 8. Luna examines how the organization is bringing health care to young women through…

Maternal, Sexual, Reproductive Health Services Must Be Integrated In Response Efforts During Humanitarian Crises

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: As Humanitarian Crises Multiply, Maternal Health and Safety of Women Becoming a Focus Katrina Braxton, program assistant for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses the risk that women and girls face during humanitarian crises and how organizations can…

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