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Stanford University Panel Discussion Examines Gender Parity In Global Health Conferences, Events

Stanford Medicine’s “Scope”: Gender parity in global health events: A conversation Rachel Leslie, communications officer at the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University, discusses a panel discussion on the under-representation of women in global health conferences and events. During the conversation, participants discussed challenges in achieving gender…

International Medical Community Must Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

BMJ Blogs: Sonia Adesara: Women’s reproductive rights must be protected Sonia Adesara, co-chair of the Young Medical Women International Association and chair of the Young Fabian Health Network, discusses how the political environments in parts of the world, including in the U.S. and parts of Europe, may pose a threat…

USGLC Post Discusses U.S. Role In Empowering Women Globally

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: How– and Why– the U.S. Can Do More to Empower Women Around the World In recognition of International Women’s Day, which takes place annually on March 8, Elizabeth Holtan, digital communications manager at the USGLC, discusses the importance of U.S. investments in efforts to improve women’s…

‘Entertainment-Education’ Can Play Role In Ending Child Marriage

Devex: Opinion: Could the entertainment industry help end child marriage? Maryam Mohsin, communications officer, and Kate Whittington, program officer, both at Girls Not Brides “…[H]ow would ‘entertainment-education’ work in practice if it were to be used as a tool to end child marriage? … This approach has all of the…

Mexico City Policy Is An ‘Assault’ On Global Health, Women

News Deeply: Contraception in the Crosshairs: The Real Impact of the Global Gag Rule Ulla Müller, president and chief executive officer of EngenderHealth “…The gendered nature of [the Mexico City policy, or global gag rule’s] assault on global health cannot be glossed over: This is an attack on women. ……

Structural, Attitudinal Barriers Must Be Addressed To Achieve Gender Parity In Africa

Thomson Reuters Foundation: International Women’s Day: a chance to reflect on achievements and barriers to gender equality in Africa Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…Although the general continental trend [in Africa] in recent years has been towards gender parity, there remain vast structural and attitudinal…

Ambassador Birx Highlights International Women’s Day, Discusses PEPFAR’s Efforts to Address HIV Among Young Women, Girls

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: International Women’s Day 2017: A Time for Action Deborah Birx, ambassador-at-large, coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS, and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy, highlights International Women’s Day, and discusses girls’ vulnerability to HIV and PEPFAR’s efforts to address HIV, especially among…

Mexico City Policy Could Stunt Progress Made In Women’s Health, Violates Women’s Rights

Project Syndicate: Donald Trump’s Little Women Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition “…[The] latest manifestation of the [Mexico City policy] goes further than its predecessors. Whereas previous versions affected U.S. family planning funding, [President] Trump’s rule affects all U.S. health aid, including for HIV, malaria, maternal and…

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