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Advancing Gender Equality Vital For Global Development Success

Huffington Post: A Call to Prioritize Gender in Development Patrick Fine, CEO of FHI 360 “The most effective 21st century international development organizations will be those that ask — and come up with workable answers to — the right questions about gender. … Recognizing the importance of advancing gender issues…

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International Community ‘Turning Up The Volume’ On Hunger, Malnutrition

Inter Press Service: Op-Ed: Not Only Hunger, but Malnutrition Too José Graziano da Silva, director-general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “…Fortunately, policymakers and community leaders around the world are making some progress in turning up the volume of the conversation on malnutrition and placing the topic, along…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Ending Sexual Violence In Conflict As Global Summit Wraps Up

As the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict wraps up this week, opinion pieces discuss ways to advance global efforts to prevent violence and protect women and children. Huffington Post: Sexual Violence, the Weapon of War That Has Ceased to Die Anita Tiessen, deputy executive director at UNICEF…

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Opinion Pieces Address Violence Against Women, Girls In India

The following opinion pieces address violence against women and girls in India, where a lack of toilets contributes to the problem. Huffington Post: When is Enough, Enough? India’s Women and Girls Must Be Safe to Live Their Lives Sarah Degnan Kambou, president of the International Center for Research on Women…

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Food For Peace Program Supports Efforts To End World Hunger

Huffington Post: Support Pope’s Plan With Food for Peace William Lambers, author and blogger “Pope Francis has been outspoken about ending world hunger, and getting the church more involved. … Food for Peace is the main tool of the U.S. government for fighting world hunger. It is a donor to…

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Global Community Has Tools Necessary To Prevent Diarrheal Disease

The Guardian: What Africa’s children need to succeed Ayo Ajayi, PATH’s vice president of international development “…The African Rotavirus Symposium, which begins this week, will celebrate rotavirus vaccines’ steady march across the continent — expanding access to an innovative tool to conquer the most common and deadly cause of childhood…

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Washington Gun Control Advocates ‘Could Take A Lesson’ From Global Polio Efforts

TIME: Why Polio is Doomed and Gun Violence Isn’t Jeffrey Kluger, editor at large for TIME magazine and TIME.com “It shouldn’t take too much courage to stop a scourge that is killing children. Washington’s gun cowards could take a lesson from the heroes battling polio. … There has always been…

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Drop U.S. Food Aid Shipping Requirement To Feed More People

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Rough water: U.S. food aid imperiled by proposed shipping rule “…Section 318 of the House-approved Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act would require that 75 percent of U.S. food aid be transported on privately owned, U.S.-flagged commercial vessels. The cost, according to USAID: $75 million that could be…

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Opinion Pieces, Editorial Address Issues Being Discussed At Sexual Violence Global Summit

As the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict takes place in London this week, opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding sexual violence. The Guardian: Teaching young men to break the cycle of sexual violence Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Project “…As representatives from more than 140 countries prepare to…

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Disease Research Must ‘Get Smarter And More Nimble’ To Counter Outbreaks

The Guardian: Diseases spread in weeks. Epidemic research takes years. This must change. Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust “…We have become better at identifying the start of epidemics, observing their passage, measuring their impact, charting their spread and counting the bodies. But too often we’ve left it at…

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