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Somali Families From U.K., U.S. Reportedly Traveling To Kenya To Undergo FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Western girls holiday in Kenya to undergo FGM in secret “Somali families living in Britain and the United States are bringing their daughters to Kenya to secretly undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) as their home countries crack down on the internationally condemned practice…” (Migiro, 3/11).

Accurate Maternal Health Indicators Critical For Measuring Progress

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Measuring Maternal Health in a Post-MDG World Linnea Bennet, an intern with the Environmental Change and Security Program, recaps a December Wilson Center panel discussion examining the challenges around determining, collecting, and evaluating maternal health data to accurately measure…

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…

Better Coordination, Adequate Resources Needed To Accelerate Progress Against Malnutrition

Inter Press Service: Opinion: The World Sees Progress Against Undernutrition, but it’s Uneven Jomo Kwame Sundaram, coordinator for economic and social development at the Food and Agriculture Organization “…Overall progress [against malnutrition] has been highly uneven. … In countries where low undernourishment coexists with high malnutrition, specially designed nutrition-enhancing interventions…

Micronutrient Supplements Can Improve Health, Survival Of Pregnant Women, Newborns

The Guardian: Supplements for pregnant women in Bangladesh to boost nutrition Klaus Kraemer, director of Sight and Life “…Two billion people worldwide live with a chronic shortage of vital micronutrients — a condition also known as hidden hunger. This public health crisis can have devastating health consequences — particularly for…