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Gender-Based Violence Is ‘Global Problem Demanding Global Solutions’

Al Jazeera America: Global justice for rape survivors demands extraordinary efforts Jill Filipovic, lawyer, blogger at Feministe, and columnist at The Guardian “…Even nations with entrenched and functional criminal justice systems regularly drop the ball when it comes to violence against women. To be sure, if we are to get…

Global Community Should Commit To Funding For Basic Education

Washington Post: Universal basic education is the millennium goal everyone forgot Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University “…When the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000, they included both health and education objectives. The health goals were pursued with vigor — and money — and…

NIH To Study Whether Infants Born With HIV Can Be Cured With Aggressive Therapy

Washington Post: A Mississippi infant’s case opens a new door on studying a cure for HIV Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH “…The possibility of achieving an HIV cure for thousands of infants is too important not to pursue vigorously. The National…

African Union Leaders Must Bolster Agricultural Sector To Achieve Peace, Food Security

The Guardian: A healthy, peaceful and secure Africa is now within our grasp Kanayo Nwanze, president of the U.N. International Fund for Agricultural Development “…African economies have grown impressively. But it is time to stop focusing on GDP figures and instead focus on people. The majority of our people are…

WHO DG Must Engage International Media

The Lancet: WHO and the media: a major impediment to global health? Pamela Das, Lancet senior executive editor, and Gabriela Sotomayor, president of the Association of Correspondents Accredited to the United Nations “…For the second year in a row, Margaret Chan did not give a specific address to the media…

FIFA Should Take Responsibility For World Cup Ads Promoting Unhealthy Behaviors

Project Syndicate: The World Cup’s Sickening Message Kent Buse, chief of political affairs and strategy at UNAIDS, and Sarah Hawkes, Wellcome Trust senior fellow in international public engagement at the Institute for Global Health, University College London “…Promoting alcohol, sugary drinks, and fast food [at the World Cup] may mean…

Opinion Pieces Address Water, Sanitation Issues In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Opinion pieces address the issue of water and sanitation (WASH) in the post-2015 development agenda. Devex: Human right to WASH ‘glaring omission’ in OWG ‘zero draft’ Jamillah Mwanjisi, co-chair of End Water Poverty “…What is clear is that some states oppose a human rights framework for the water and sanitation…

New Development Framework Should Tackle Inequality, Climate Change

Inter Press Service: Op-Ed: Overcoming the Twin Hurdles of Inequality and Climate Change Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International “…Laudable progress has been made under the MDGs, which are set to expire next year. … Yet the twin challenges of inequality and climate change have not been adequately tackled.…

Princes Of Lesotho, Wales Work To End AIDS Stigma, Educate Children Of ‘Missing Generation’

Huffington Post: Rebuilding Lesotho’s Missing Generation Prince of Lesotho Seeiso Bereng Seeiso “…Today, [Sentebale, an organization established with Prince Harry, is] working in partnership with a number of community-run organizations, government ministers and other NGOs to provide health care and education to some of the most vulnerable children in Lesotho.…

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