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Commentary Discusses Abortion Rates, Access To Safe Services In Developing Countries

Rewire: Abortion in Developing Regions: What Progress Since 1990? Ann M. Starrs, president and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute, recognizes International Safe Abortion Day, which takes place annually on September 28, and discusses the need for access to safe abortions in developing countries. Starrs highlights results from a recent study…

Leveraging Partnerships Critical To Achieving Global Food, Nutrition Security, SDGs

Devex: Ending hunger and malnutrition: How to leverage partnerships that work Laté Lawson-Lartego, senior director for food and nutrition security at CARE USA “…To truly achieve food and nutrition security for all, we must tackle the vicious cycle of malnutrition. … We need to be sure we’re creating programs that…

Global Leaders, International Community Should Prioritize Funding To Ensure Women, Girls Have Access To Contraceptives

Huffington Post: World Contraception Day: Saving and transforming women’s lives Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “…Family planning is one of the best investments countries can make for women’s empowerment, gender equality, and economic prosperity. … But far too many women and couples still lack…

Opinion Piece Highlights 4 Ways To Improve Family Planning Programs

Devex: 4 ways to strengthen family planning programs Erica Belanger, advocacy adviser at the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Angela Mutunga, East Africa regional program adviser for Advance Family Planning “…[T]he success of family planning programs can only be achieved if the necessary supplies are accessible, available, and affordable to…

Investing In Women, Girls Key To Ending AIDS, TB, Malaria

Huffington Post: Women and Girls are Key to Ending the AIDS, TB, and Malaria Epidemics Kate Dodson, vice president for global health at the United Nations Foundation “…Not only does the Global Fund dedicate more than half its resources to programs that benefit women and girls, it also focuses on…

Gender Equality Necessary To Achieve SDGs, U.N. SG Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: Greater focus on women’s empowerment can help achieve Global Goals — U.N. chief “Gender equality remains the greatest human rights challenge of our time, and one way to achieve the goal is by empowering women to have greater choices economically and control over their lives, United Nations…

U.S. State Department To Host Meeting On Eliminating FGM Nationwide

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.S. says to bolster efforts to end female genital mutilation “The United States unveiled plans on Thursday to ramp up efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) after figures showed more than half of million women and girls were living at risk. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid…

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