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Liberia Should Pass Legislation To Ban FGM, Protect More Women, Girls

The Guardian: Liberia needs to muster the courage to ban FGM Mary Wandia, FGM program manager at Equality Now “…Unlike neighboring countries such as Guinea and Sierra Leone, Liberia has already managed to significantly reduce FGM prevalence … However, unless tough legislation is enacted and properly implemented, it may be…

Wilson Center Event Explores Zika’s Impact On Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights Agenda

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: How Zika Is Shaping the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Agenda Francesca Cameron, a program assistant with the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, summarizes an April 12 Wilson Center event on Zika and women’s health and rights, during…

Study Examines Abortion-Related Deaths Among Tanzanian Women

New York Times: Tanzanian Women Face High Rates of Abortion-Related Deaths “Unsafe abortions kill many Tanzanian women, according to a recent study, but the deaths result from several factors and women in some regions die much more often than others. … The study, done by the Guttmacher Institute, Tanzania’s national…

Family Planning, Reproductive Health Access Important In Zika Response; Greater Leadership, Support Needed To Advance Women’s Health, Rights

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Family Planning, Reproductive Health Crucial to Zika Response, Says Chloë Cooney In this podcast, Sean Peoples, multimedia producer at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, highlights remarks from Chloë Cooney, director of global advocacy at the Planned…

Abortion Legal In Colombia, But Women Face Barriers To Accessing Procedure

Foreign Policy: Colombia’s Pro-Lifers Are Objectively Pro-Zika “…Before 2006, Colombia was one of three countries in the region that completely banned abortion. But that year, a group of human rights lawyers won a hard-fought constitutional battle, and the country’s Constitutional Court overturned the ban. … [T]hanks to a byzantine bureaucracy,…

CSIS Report Examines U.S. Support For Women’s, Family Health In Senegal

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Accelerating the Momentum In this report, Janet Fleischman, senior associate, and Cathryn Streifel, program manager and research associate, both with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, examine “the U.S. strategy for women’s and family health in Senegal at the community, facility, and national levels,…

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