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Blog Posts Address Issues Surrounding International Women’s Day

Several blog posts discuss different issues surrounding International Women’s Day. Tane Luna Ramirez, a women’s health adviser for MSF based in the Medical Unit Sydney, writes in the BMJ Group blog, “…So on International Women’s Day, as on any other day, my thoughts are with the millions of women displaced from their homes and facing an uncertain future. And especially with those who are pregnant and hope to have a safe birth and a healthy baby…” (3/7). Writing in the Center for American Progress blog, Sally Steenland, director of the center’s Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, interviews Courtney Fowler, the conference lay leader for the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church, about maternal health in the U.S. and South Africa (3/6). Janet Fleischman, senior associate at the Global Health Policy Center of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, writes in the “Smart Global Health” blog about the 2014 International Women of Courage awards ceremony at the State Department on March 4 (3/6). And on a post on its website, the World Food Programme says it “is celebrating how empowering women can boost global efforts to end hunger…” (3/5).