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Gambian President Announces Immediate FGM Ban

The Guardian: The Gambia bans female genital mutilation “The Gambia has announced it will ban female genital mutilation (FGM) after The Guardian launched a global campaign to end the practice. The president, Yahya Jammeh, said [November 23] that the controversial surgical intervention would be outlawed. He said the ban would…

U.N. Marks International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

News outlets report on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, recognized on November 25. U.N. News Centre: U.N. urges ‘zero tolerance at the highest levels of leadership’ to end violence against women and girls “Ending gender-based violence is a top priority for achieving the United Nations…

Opinion Pieces Recognize World Toilet Day, Links With Women’s, Girls’ Rights

NPR: Happy #WorldToiletDay! Here’s What It’s Like To Live Without One Jane Otai, senior program adviser at Jhpiego “…Many of the Sustainable Development Goals endorsed by the U.N. this year hinge on girls gaining an education. We need to recognize that in many regions of the world, that hinges on…

International Community Should Increase Efforts To Address Violence Against Women, Girls

The Lancet: Violence against women and girls: how far have we come? Editorial Board “…[A]lthough good examples of progress [addressing gender-based violence] exist, much more can be done. Addressing missed opportunities will be crucial moving forward. … As the problem of violence against women and girls is elevated in global…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 275 of the “Global Fund Observer.” “This issue is devoted exclusively to articles on issues discussed at the Global Fund Board meeting held in Geneva on 16-17 November…” (11/18).