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Lancet Series Highlights Global Problem Of Violence Against Women, Girls, Steps For Interventions

Media sources report on a new series from The Lancet titled, “Violence against women and girls.” The Guardian: One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence from partner “One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence from their partner, while seven percent will be assaulted at…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding 25th Anniversary Of Child Rights Convention

Huffington Post: It Is Time for an International Children’s Court Gordon Brown, U.N. special envoy for global education and former U.K. prime minister Inter Press Service: U.S. Missing in Child Rights Convention Kul Gautam, a former UNICEF deputy executive director and U.N. assistant secretary general Huffington Post: 25 Years Later,…

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World Must Take Actions To End Violence Against Women

Huffington Post: It’s Time to Fulfill the Promise to End Violence Against Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “Every year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women [November 25], we are reminded how every day women and girls experience violence in their lives. ……

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MCC Marks 10-Year Milestone In Efforts To Reduce Global Poverty

The U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote” blog: Marking a Milestone: 10 Years of Reducing Poverty Dana Hyde, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), discusses the impact the MCC has made over the past 10 years in its efforts to reduce global poverty (11/19).

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Billions Lack Clean Drinking Water, Sanitation; Funding Gaps Hamper WASH Progress, U.N. Says

News outlets report on the findings of a U.N. report, released on World Toilet Day, showing nearly two billion people use water contaminated by feces and funding gaps are hampering the progress toward access to clean water and sanitation. Bloomberg News: 10 Million Child Deaths Attributed to a Lack of…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Access To Water, Sanitation On World Toilet Day

The Conversation: Imagine life without a proper toilet: that’s the reality for 1 in 3 people Juliet Willetts, associate professor and research director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney “…World Toilet Day remains a critical means to raise awareness globally about one of the…

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USAID, Bilateral Donors To Sign Joint Communiqué To Promote LGBTI Rights In Aid Programs, Shah Says

Devex: USAID, top donors to mainstream LGBTI rights in development programs “U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah announced Friday that the organization and other bilateral donors are pushing efforts to promote LGBTI rights worldwide. This push will come in the form of a joint communiqué, Shah said during…

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DfID Encourages Public-Private Partnerships On Post-2015 Development Goals

Devex: DfID to NGOs: Engage business on SDGs “Nonprofits need to engage more with the private sector in developing countries to raise awareness over the future sustainable development goals, according to the British aid agency’s focal point on the post-2015 agenda. The U.K. Department for International Development wants both NGOs…

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Devex Features Several Opinion Pieces As Part Of #HealthyMeans Series

Devex: The power of ‘we’: Partnering for a healthier world Yvonne Chaka Chaka, global goodwill ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Devex: Toward a global partnership for an AIDS-free generation Catherine Connor, director for public policy and advocacy at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Devex: The best of both…

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Ebola Affecting Development Goals In Sierra Leone; U.S. Ambassador Says More Coordination Needed In Response

News outlets report on Ebola in Sierra Leone. Inter Press Service: Ebola Outbreak Affects Key Development Areas in Sierra Leone “The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has badly affected the West African country’s move towards meeting key development goals. Agriculture, which is the mainstay of the…

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