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U.S. Raps Global Health Summit Over Abortion, Sex Education

U.S. Raps Global Health Summit Over Abortion, Sex Education

Ten countries – including the United States, Brazil and Egypt – criticised a global conference on sexual and reproductive health on Thursday, saying it promoted abortion and sex education. Heads of state, financial institutions and donors were among the 9,500 delegates in Nairobi this week to address maternal mortality, violence against women and voluntary family […]

10 Ways Every Woman Can Be More Politically Active in 2017

10 Ways Every Woman Can Be More Politically Active in 2017

‘What can I do’ is the lament I’ve heard again and again since November 9th, that fateful day when we all woke up in a collective trance unable to comprehend the fact that the unimaginable had happened and Hillary Clinton had lost the election. The misogyny she was subjected to on that long, grueling, insulting […]

Conakry Hairdressers Dispense Cut-And-Dried Contraceptive Advice To Women

Conakry Hairdressers Dispense Cut-And-Dried Contraceptive Advice To Women

Fatoumatah Bah is cornered. Sitting in front of a tinsel-ringed mirror in Miskaa Salon, her head is bent forward, two women at work braiding twists into her hair. She will be stuck in the chair for at least three hours. It is a good moment to pounce. Fatoumatah Kamara, 20, an apprentice hairdresser in a […]

Has Yoweri Museveni Walked The Talk On Funding Family Planning In Uganda?

Has Yoweri Museveni Walked The Talk On Funding Family Planning In Uganda?

For decades, activists in Uganda called for manageable family sizes. At the same time, President Yoweri Museveni talked up the benefits of a large population to make the country more attractive to investors. Something had to give, and the London family planning summit in 2012 appeared to mark a turning point. There, Museveni not only […]

Critical Moment For Family Planning As Funds Come Under Pressure

Critical Moment For Family Planning As Funds Come Under Pressure

Countries with the lowest take-up of contraception will need to increase spending on family planning to meet international targets. At the halfway point of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), an ambitious initiative to increase access to modern contraception for 120 million more women and girls in 69 target countries, organisers said national governments need to allocate […]

El Salvador Abortion Law Change Could Leave Women Facing 50 Years In Jail

El Salvador Abortion Law Change Could Leave Women Facing 50 Years In Jail

El Salvador already has some of the most draconian anti-abortion laws in the world, but they could become even stricter if Congress adopts an opposition proposal to imprison women for up to 50 years if they terminate a pregnancy. The Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) has submitted a motion to reform article 133 of the penal […]

In Brazil, Women Are Fighting Against The Sexist Impeachment Of Dilma Rousseff

In Brazil, Women Are Fighting Against The Sexist Impeachment Of Dilma Rousseff

When she was president, Dilma Rousseff’s administration did not always generate solidarity between feminists. There was often a marked line between those who tried to work with her government on developing better public policies and those who rejected her administration, citing the lack of advances in reproductive rights, in the political sphere and in education […]

Over-Populated Or Under-Developed? The Real Story Of Population Growth

Over-Populated Or Under-Developed? The Real Story Of Population Growth

Global population hit 7.3 billion midway through 2015, an increase of 2 billion since 1990. It will continue to climb steadily, according to forecasters, reaching 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100. But there is more to the population story than unprecedented numbers. The rate of growth is continuing […]