PERU: Medical war on women's reproductive rights continues

PERU: Medical war on women's reproductive rights continues

Rhona Scullion – WNN Features (WNN) Lima, PERU, SOUTH AMERICA: The noise in Lima, Peru’s grey capital city, is overwhelming as countless vehicles tear around each other using car horns indiscriminately despite large signs proclaiming, “Silencio” on every street. They take no notice of the demands. A similar attitude prevails towards women’s rights in this […]

Nigeria: Activists Dance in Demand for Female Condom

Nigeria: Activists Dance in Demand for Female Condom

Chukwudi Nweje – ALLAfrica via Daily Independent  – Tuesday September, 23, 2014 (originally published 22 Sept) Women’s reproductive health rights are a subject not many people want to discuss. For cultural and religious reasons, the topic is often treated as a taboo and not to be spoken about not even by the women. However, it […]

World Bank Report on Women’s Empowerment Breaks New Ground

World Bank Report on Women’s Empowerment Breaks New Ground

Isobel Coleman – Council on Foreign Relations – Wednesday, 21 May 2014 (originally published 17 May) Over the past several decades, the World Bank has been an important thought leader on the value of investing in women and girls. In 2001, the Bank released a seminal report, “Engendering Development – Through Gender Equality in Rights, […]

UN award recongnizes recipients with a lifetime of dedication to women

UN award recongnizes recipients with a lifetime of dedication to women

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: An Italian Catholic priest, who is also a medical doctor, and a non-profit organization in the United States have been chosen this year as recipients of the 2014 United Nations Population Award that recognized outstanding service to women, health and the field of reproductive services. […]

Grappling to Give Uganda’s Fistula Patients Dignity

Grappling to Give Uganda’s Fistula Patients Dignity

Amy Fallon – IPS – Friday, 22 November 2013 (originally published 19 Nov) KAMPALA
, Nov 19 2013 (IPS) – Ever since giving birth to a stillborn baby 15 years ago, Mary*, a peasant farmer from Mubende District in central Uganda, has continuously leaked urine. In Uganda, two percent of women of a reproductive age have […]

Ending infant mortality worldwide requires that birth attendants address birth asphyxia

Ending infant mortality worldwide requires that birth attendants address birth asphyxia

Rene Kiamba – WNN Science and Health (WNN/USAID) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: At the Africa regional conference of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) held last month in Nairobi, Kenya, one thing was clear. In order to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing infant mortality by two thirds before 2015, birth […]

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