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Supporting Women’s Health, Family Planning Critical To Ending Modern Slavery

Huffington Post: One Way Forward in Ending Modern Slavery: Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies Jenny Eaton Dyer, executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, assistant professor at the School of Public Policy at Central European University “Last month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen.…

Proper Hygiene, Access To Clean Water Essential To Prevent Maternal, Newborn Deaths

Huffington Post: A Healthy Start: Why Moms and Babies Everywhere Need Safe Water at Childbirth Sarina Prabasi, chief executive of WaterAid America “…[On Wednesday] WaterAid launche[d] Healthy Start — a new four-year campaign focusing on the devastating impact a lack of safe water, toilets, and proper hygiene practices have on…

Aspen Institute Panel Discusses Challenges Around Women’s Health, Poverty In Zambia

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Zambia Gender Minister: Poverty slows march toward equity Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on a discussion at the Aspen Institute on Friday around the challenges of women’s health…

Global Community Should Support International Initiative To Educate Girls

Wall Street Journal: Let’s Ensure That Every Girl Can Learn First Lady of the United States Michele Obama “This week I will travel to Tokyo to join Akie Abe, the wife of Japan’s prime minister, as the United States and Japan announce a new partnership to educate girls across the…

Gender Inequality Prevents Women, Girls From Contributing To Social, Economic, Political Life

Inter Press Service: Opinion: Gender Equality, the Last Big Poverty Challenge Preethi Sundaram, policy officer at the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Fiona Salter, writer at the International Planned Parenthood Federation “…[A] new report to be launched by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Mar. 16 in New York examines…

International Community Must ‘Break Its Silence On Menstruation’

Huffington Post: Tackling the Taboo of Menstruation Chris W. Williams, executive director of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council “…One of the least discussed, yet most pervasive stigmas in gender equality is female menstruation. In every country, the veil of silence around menstruation contributes to sexism that can hold…

Role Of Women, Health And Communications Systems Discussed At Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

U.N. News Centre: Sendai: Critical role of women in building disaster resilience focus of event at U.N. conference “Spotlighting the positive actions of women in planning and decision-making to make their communities safer before, during, and after disasters strike, senior United Nations, government, and civil society representatives [Saturday] emphasized that…

Integrating MNCH Efforts Important For Post-2015 Agenda

Maternal Health Task Force’s “MHTF Blog”: Maintaining the focus on maternal, newborn and child health with innovation and the SDGs Ana Langer, director of the Maternal Health Task Force, discusses barriers and challenges to the successful integration of maternal, newborn, and child health care; the importance of a continuum of…