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Services For GBV Survivors In CAR Underfunded, IRIN Reports

IRIN: Little help for CAR rape survivors “…Despite recent commitments from governments, U.N. agencies, and NGOs to prioritize protecting women and girls from sexual and physical violence, current efforts in [the Central African Republic] remain underfunded. In the capital Bangui less than one third of clinics and health centers in…

Women’s Rights Activists Push To End FGM In Gambia

Inter Press Service: Time to “Drop the Knife” for FGM in The Gambia “Women’s rights activists in the Gambia are insisting that more than 30 years of campaigning to raise awareness should be sufficient to move the government to outlaw female genital mutilation (FGM). The practice remains widespread in this…

World Must Address Reproductive Rights For Women, Girls

Devex: On World Population Day, a startling picture for women and girls Renate Baehr, executive director of DSW — Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung “…[O]n World Population Day, we must acknowledge that we are failing the 500 million girls in low- and middle-income countries. If we are to properly address the challenges…

Adolescents’ Access To Reproductive Health Services ‘Will Transform Their Lives’

Huffington Post: We Can’t Ignore Adolescent Reproductive Health Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation “…We need to ensure that every girl can fully realize her sexual and reproductive health and rights. One simple and cost-effective way to help do this is to expand access to voluntary…

Over 145,000 Syrian Refugee Families Headed By ‘Lone Women,’ U.N. Reports

News outlets discuss a new report released on Tuesday by the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) that says more than 145,000 Syrian families are headed by single women. Al Jazeera: Syria’s war widows fight for survival “…A report released by the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, on Tuesday, says that one in…

Obama Administration Working To Advance Status Of Women, Girls Worldwide

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Advancing Our Commitment to Gender Equality Catherine Russell, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, outlines how “[t]he Obama administration has made advancing the status of women and girls a central element of U.S. foreign policy, development, and national security objectives…” (7/3).

MDG Results ‘Mixed,’ U.N. Women Head Says In Interview

Xinhua/Shanghai Daily: Interview: U.N. Women chief calls MDG progress a “mixed bag” “As the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline is drawing near, the executive director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, categorized the international community’s progress as a…

Men’s Involvement In Family Planning Will Increase Women’s Choices

Huffington Post: Fertility and the World Cup in Haiti Anick Supplice Dupuy, deputy director of PSI Haiti “…The challenge we face is how to get men to be as interested in women’s health issues as they are in soccer. … If we can give men the skills to understand the…

Jill Biden Highlights Female Empowerment, Education, Leadership On Africa Trip

Associated Press: Jill Biden on weeklong tour of 3 African countries “Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is spending part of her summer vacation in Africa this week, highlighting female empowerment, education, and leadership during stops in three countries…” (Superville, 7/1).