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U.S. Government Working With Partners To End FGM

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Five Powerful Stories About FGM/C You Need To Hear Catherine Russell, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, writes, “Whether you care about global health, good governance, international development, or human rights, the many stories of FGM/C are ones we need to hear and share.”…

Women In India’s Mental Health Institutions Face Neglect, Abuse

Inter Press Service: Dumped, Abandoned, Abused: Women in India’s Mental Health Institutions “…Not all the women languishing in these institutions even qualified as having mental health problems; some had simply been put there because they were having affairs, or were embroiled in property disputes with their families. … The scale…

ILO Using Workplace Strategies To Reach Those Living With, Affected By HIV

Huffington Post: On the Road to Ending HIV Alice Ouedraogo, chief of the HIV/AIDS program at the International Labour Organization “…The vast majority — over 90 percent — of those who are living with or are affected by HIV, either work for a living, or have links to the workplace.…

At A.U. Summit, Ebola, Food Security, Women’s Empowerment Top Agendas

Agence France-Presse: Ebola reveals shortcomings of African solidarity “As Africa’s leaders meet in Ethiopia to discuss the Ebola crisis, expectations of firm action will be tempered by criticism over the continent’s poor record in the early stages of the epidemic…” (Lebhour/Taggart, 1/31). Inter Press Service: Ending Hunger in Africa “…One…

Upcoming Delhi Conference Presents Opportunity To Review, Strengthen Global Strategy For Women, Children, Adolescents

The Lancet: Women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health: who will lead? Editorial Board “…In less than a month in Delhi, India (Feb. 26–27), a consultation will take place on transitioning the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health (2010-15) into a post-2015 environment. … Although these changes should ensure a much…

Providing Women With Menstrual Products Can Advance Rights, Reproductive Justice

New York Times: Helping Women and Girls. Period. Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, director of special projects and deputy director of development for the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law “…Around the globe, managing menstruation can be a debilitating, even deadly, problem — fueled by a combination of poverty, misinformation,…

Blog Post Discusses Family Planning Programs In India, Pakistan

Global Health TV: Family Planning in India and Pakistan: Trying to Pick Up the Pace of Change David Olson, a global development communications consultant, discusses challenges to and progress made in family planning in India and Pakistan, highlighting two DKT International programs (1/27).

Gates Foundation CEO Discusses Goal Of Reducing Maternal Mortality By Two-Thirds By 2030

Scientific American: Gates CEO: Let’s Shrink Maternal Mortality In a Scientific American podcast, “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann talks about some of what needs to be done to make a reality of the foundation’s aspiration to cut maternal mortality by two-thirds by 2030…” (Mirsky/DiChristina, 1/27).