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Educating Communities Critical To Ending Female Genital Mutilation

ONE: YES: First ladies vow to fight “barbaric” genital mutilation Robyn Detoro, digital assistant at the ONE Campaign, discusses the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa, as well as the role of education in ending FGM, writing, “Armed with the knowledge about the harmful effects of FGM, future…

Media Outlets Examine Potential Implications Of Trump Administration’s Budget Decisions, Unfilled Public Health Positions On Pandemic Preparedness, U.S. Global Health Programs

Los Angeles Times: Trump pushes historic cuts in global health aid, stoking fears of new disease outbreaks and diminished U.S. clout “Half a century after the United States led a global expansion of international efforts to combat infectious disease and promote family planning, the Trump administration has embarked on a…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash features a video on the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust and the work of its first response counselors in addressing gender-based violence and delivering post-rape care. The issue also…

Devex Examines Reactions To New WHO Guidance On HIV Risk, Progesterone-Only Contraceptive Use

Devex: HIV, family planning groups grapple with new WHO guidance on popular contraceptive “The World Health Organization’s reclassification last month of progestogen-only injectable contraceptives has triggered a critical debate in the family planning community over how to manage the potential link between higher rates of HIV acquisition and one of…

Trump Administration’s Proposed Cuts To Foreign Aid Would Be ‘Grave Mistake,’ Hurt Women, Children Worldwide, Hillary Clinton Says In Georgetown University Speech

TIME: Hillary Clinton Warns President Trump of ‘Grave Mistake’ on Foreign Aid “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that she thinks President Trump is making a ‘grave mistake’ on foreign aid. In a speech on women’s rights at Georgetown University Friday, Clinton said Trump’s proposed cuts to international aid…

Mexico City Policy Could Fuel Extremism In Fragile Countries

TIME: The Connection Between the Global Gag Rule and Extremism Elizabeth Weingarten, director of the Global Gender Parity Initiative at New America “…[The Mexico City] policy will increase gender inequality. Gender inequality can fuel extremism. Extremism fuels terrorism. … Limiting access to reproductive health services impedes declines in women’s fertility…

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