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European Commission Should Promote Gender Equality, Increase Investment In Family Planning

EurActiv: Commission must prioritize access to contraception in development policy Heidi Hautala, Finnish Green MEP in the Greens/European Free Alliance group, and co-chair of the European Parliament Working Group on Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, and Development (EPWG) “…[T]he international community can make an enormous difference in increasing access to family planning…

Two-Thirds Of People In Countries Where FGM Occurs Oppose Practice, UNICEF Data Show

U.N. News Centre: Majority oppose female genital mutilation in countries where practice persists — U.N. agency “New data from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveal that about two-thirds of men, women, boys, and girls in countries where female genital mutilation is common say they want the practice to end.…

A.U. Commissioner Calls Child Marriage ‘Harmful Traditional Practice’

VOA News: African Union Commissioner Condemns Child Marriage “The African Union Commission launched a campaign against child marriage two years ago, and it’s trying to make it a priority for the continent’s heads of state. The commissioner for social affairs, Sierra Leonean medical doctor Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, said figures from…

India Eliminates Yaws, Maternal, Neonatal Tetanus, WHO Announces

U.N. News Centre: Yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated from India — U.N. health agency “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Thursday] announced the elimination of yaws, and maternal and neonatal tetanus, to India and hailed its public health achievements as examples to other countries…” (7/14).

New U.N.-Backed Partnership Aims To End Violence Against Children

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed partnership, support fund launched to end violence against children “A United Nations-backed partnership and fund were launched [Tuesday] to make achieving the new global target to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence and torture against children a public priority and a collective responsibility.…

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