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Number Of Child Marriages Increase In Jordan Refugee Camps

New York Times: In Jordan, Ever Younger Syrian Brides “…For many Syrians stuck in Jordan’s squalid and sometimes dangerous refugee camps, marrying girls off at younger and younger ages is increasingly being seen as a necessity — a way of easing the financial burden on families with little or no…

Development Efforts Should Focus On Women, Girls

The following opinion pieces discuss focusing development efforts around women and adolescent girls. Huffington Post: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development Gary Darmstadt, senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…In this week’s issue of the prestigious magazine Science, Melinda Gates weaves together her personal…

Ugandan Maternal Mortality Case Adjourns, Prompts Disappointment From Human Rights Activists

Agence France-Presse: Landmark maternal mortality case adjourns in Uganda “A court case spotlighting Uganda’s high mortality crisis — with an estimated 16 women dying in childbirth daily — adjourned Thursday, prompting disappointment from human rights activists. … After a brief hearing on Thursday, the matter was adjourned to a later…

Development Initiatives Should Focus On Women’s Empowerment

Science: Putting women and girls at the center of development Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “The development field needs to be more serious about gender inequities and women’s empowerment. By ignoring gender inequities, many development projects fail to achieve their objective. And when development organizations…

Blog Post Discusses IAS Journal Supplement On Women, HIV Prevention

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Microbicides and other ARV-based prevention: Biomedical answers meet challenges on the ground Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a new supplement from the Journal of the International AIDS Society,…

Iraqi Kurdistan’s FGM Practice Can End Within A Generation, U.N. Expert Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Iraqi Kurdistan could end FGM in a generation — expert “Female genital mutilation could be eradicated in Iraqi Kurdistan within a generation, a U.N. expert said this week as a survey revealed high support for ending what she called an ‘abominable crime.’ The study, released by U.N.…

UNICEF Releases Report Detailing Violence Against Children

News outlets discuss findings from UNICEF’s recently released report on violence against children. Agence France-Presse: One in 10 girls sexually abused worldwide: U.N. “Around 120 million girls around the world, close to one in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20, a new U.N.…