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World Bank Report On Women ‘Breaks New Ground’

Center for Foreign Relation’s “Development Channel”: World Bank Report on Women’s Empowerment Breaks New Ground Isobel Coleman, CFR senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy and director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, states the new World Bank report, titled “Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared…

Empowerment Of Women Can Be ‘Global Game-Changer’

Inter Press Service: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It! Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “…A billion women will enter the world economy in the next decade. With equal opportunities, their impact on our future prosperity will be a global game-changer. We can and must turn this picture to…

Blog Discusses Theoretical Association Between Schistosomiasis, HIV Infections

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Schistosomiasis: how a theory brings HIV, a parasite, the price of pills and the demand for evidence together Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, writes about “[t]he idea that schistosomiasis,…

Ensuring Care, Dignity For Women, Young Girls In S. Sudan Is Urgent

Inter Press Service: OP-ED: Violence Leaves Women, Girls, and Young People on the Edge in South Sudan Julitta Onabanjo, regional director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) East and Southern Africa Region “As with many conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies around the world, those who suffer the most are…

U.S. Sends Troops To Help Search For Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls

New York Times: U.S. Sends Troops to Chad to Aid Hunt for Nigerian Schoolgirls “The United States has sent 80 troops to Chad in Central Africa to support a growing international effort in neighboring Nigeria to help find and rescue the schoolgirls who were abducted by an Islamist extremist group…

U.N. Women Launches Campaign For Gender Equality

U.N. News Centre: U.N. Women launches year-long campaign to build world where gender equality is reality “The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality today launched a major campaign kicking off a year-long, worldwide commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing…”…

Reconstructive Surgery Offers FGM Victims Chance At Physical Recovery

The Atlantic: Trying to Rebuild Women’s Bodies After Female ‘Circumcision’ “A small number of surgeons are performing clitoral reconstruction procedures in the United States for victims of female genital mutilation, offering a chance at physical recovery…” (Khan, 5/27).

Inaugural Menstrual Hygiene Day Recognized

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Menstrual Hygiene Day: A Milestone for Women and Girls Worldwide Danielle Keiser, WASH United’s social media coordinator, writes, “This May 28th, more than 145 organizations from all over the world are coming together to celebrate the world’s first Menstrual Hygiene Day and help…

Menstrual Hygiene Day Addresses Challenges Around Sanitation, Hygiene

News outlets report on the world’s first Menstrual Hygiene Day, recognized on May 28. The Guardian: Menstruation misery for schoolgirls as sanitation woes hit hopes for the future “…The plight of [inadequate sanitation facilities for] girls … has prompted several charities to try to boost awareness of women’s sanitary needs…

WFP Initiative To Address Female Farmers, Malnutrition In Ecuador

Christian Science Monitor: U.N. World Food Programme initiative to help female farmers, families in Ecuador “The World Food Programme (WFP) and provincial governments in Ecuador will be assisting 1,000 local families by providing them with produce sourced from women smallholder farmers. The program, called Strengthening Local Government Capacities to Improve…