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Global Health, Development Experts Discusses Implications Of Mexico City Policy Reinstatement

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog/U.S. Development Policy”: Zombie Policy on International Family Planning Rises Again Amanda Glassman, chief operating officer and senior fellow at CGD, discusses President Trump’s executive order reinstating the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, writing, “[I]f you want to…

U.S. President Trump Reinstates Mexico City Policy, Broadens Executive Order To Apply To All Global Health Aid

BuzzFeed News: Here’s How Trump’s Anti-Abortion Rule Will Affect Women Worldwide “President Donald Trump has reinstated the controversial ‘global gag rule’ — a policy reversal that women’s rights and health advocates fear will bring a rise in unsafe abortions around the world. The Reagan-era rule essentially prevents foreign organizations that…

Devex Examines 5 Development-Related Stories To Follow Under Trump Administration

Devex: 5 development stories to watch in the Trump era “Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration ushers in a new era in American development policy — one currently shrouded in uncertainty. U.S. aid agencies have yet to see a landing team from the administration, and Trump himself has given few clues as…

Reinstating Mexico City Policy Could Undo Reproductive Health Progress For Women Worldwide

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Trust a grandmother: Trump’s chance to learn from gag rule’s past mistakes Judy Kahrl, member of the Board of Directors of Pathfinder International and founder of Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR) “…With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump may undo vital reproductive health progress by…

U.S. Continues To Support Efforts Aimed At Improving Health, Lives Of Adolescent Girls In Malawi

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Lifting the Roof: How a New Effort Could Change Everything for Girls in Malawi Virginia Palmer, U.S. ambassador to Malawi; Deborah Birx, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global HIV and AIDS and global health diplomacy; and Cathy Russell, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues discuss the challenges…

Trump Administration Should Continue To Prioritize Women’s Empowerment, Gender Equity Efforts

Oxfam America’s “Politics of Poverty”: Upholding women’s and girls’ rights is an essential part of U.S. foreign aid. Will the Trump administration agree? Rebecca Rewald, coordinator for aid and agriculture at Oxfam America, discusses U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearings and highlights his remarks supporting women’s empowerment…

U.S. Secretary Of State Nominee Rex Tillerson Voices Support For PEPFAR, MCC, Waffles On Women’s Programs In Senate Hearings

Devex: Rex Tillerson outlines U.S aid vision, with few commitments to climate change and health, during Senate hearings “Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of ExxonMobil, offered general support for furthering U.S. foreign aid and its development agenda as secretary of state, but expressed reservations on various hot-button topics — including…

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