Weekly global repro roundup: Foreign Policy’s ”Sex Issue” has hits and misses; Uzbek Government is accused of “sterilization quotas”; women and girls in UK still vulnerable to female genital cutting; Muslim women in India envision a new marriage law.
Yesterday at the UN, the United States made a strong statement about the importance of comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive health services.
Thank you, President Obama. The Global Gag Rule is no more! Advocates, physicians, legislators and women around the world are rejoicing. Onward to the next challenge…
Hillary Clinton is our new Secretary of State. What kind of power can she wield in matters of global health and what will she do to fix some of our most pressing reproductive health challenges?
On the global gag rule, on funding for UNFPA, and on PEFPAR — who holds the office of the Presidency makes the critical difference.
Americans view U.S. assistance for global women’s heath programs as important, but not necessary to our own interests but these issues must form a core part of our foreign policy as much as oil, war and trade. The next administration can change that.
The financial crisis is enormous but with a foreign policy debate upcoming, a debate where we’d love to hear where the candidates stand on funding crucial global health care programs, Senator McCain is stating he wants to postpone it.
In the upcoming presidential debate on foreign policy issues, will candidates be asked to address sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women as a critical component to our nation’s foreign policy?
Normally foreign policy discussions include wonky discussions about strategic planning and hawkish declarations about protecting America’s freedoms from foreign enemies. But tonight the discussion includes Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois director of veterans affairs.