Africa’s first summit aimed at ending female genital mutilation and child marriage in Dakar, Senegal this week brought calls to step up law enforcement and gain support from religious leaders.  

VANCOUVER—Crowds sometimes thin by a conference’s closing plenary. Not so with Women Deliver 2019. The world’s biggest conference on gender equality closed with a bang yesterday, amid jubilant cheers, rousing performances, and ambitious pledges.

VANCOUVER—The number one killer of women during childbirth is severe postpartum hemorrhage—capable of killing an otherwise healthy woman in less than 2 hours if she does not receive care. That gives health care workers precious little time to act—and in low-resource…

Universal access to sexual reproductive health and the fight to end AIDS are 2 Sustainable Development Goals that naturally go hand in hand. Home to almost 70% of people living with HIV, sub-Saharan Africa has seen progress toward eliminating mother-to-child transmission.…

Female genital mutilation is happening on US soil—and bans on the practice have gotten weaker, not stronger, reports Milena Mikael-Debass. American FGM survivors from a range of backgrounds—from African and Asian diaspora communities to white Christian women—have broken…

GHN is in Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada to bring you news from the 2019 Women Deliver Conferencet

Yesterday Alabama lawmakers passed the most restrictive abortion law in America, banning virtually all abortions with no exceptions for victims of rape and incest. Clashing with federal court rulings, Alabama’s law allows only abortions needed to save a mother’s life.   The…

Christy Turlington Burns remembers the exact date she became interested in maternal health.

At the urging of the White House, Germany nixed language referring to “sexual and reproductive health” in a signature UN resolution taking aim at rape in conflict situations, Foreign Policy reports.  

Female genital schistosomiasisis is a neglected—but not uncommon—disease. The painful parasitic condition affects up to 10 million women and girls in Africa.   It’s also a cofactor for HIV/AIDS—responsible for up to a 3-4-fold increase in horizontal HIV transmission,…