To mark UN International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Norwegian news outlets Bistandsaktuelt and Nettavisen published new data highlighting Population Council research on Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C).
The Population Council, The Girl Generation, and the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme collaborated on the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to highlight progress and the remaining gaps in the effort to end the practice by 2030. In a joint commentary, the authors, including the Council’s Jacinta Muteshi, argue for an increased emphasis on strong partnerships and access to greater human and financial resources.
The Population Council has always supported the fundamental right of women and girls worldwide to exercise their full, free and informed choice about if, when, and how many children to have. The U.S. Government’s reinstated Mexico City Policy, often referred to as the “Global Gag Rule,” represents a step back in the global progress to protect women’s rights and reduce maternal deaths and unintended pregnancies.
Recent research in East and Southern Africa suggests that post-rape services intended for adults are increasingly frequented by girls, many between the ages of 11-14.
Dr. Ubaidur Rob, Senior Associate and Country Director, Bangladesh received a prestigious award from the Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Bangladesh (OGSB) during their 25th International Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting on December 17, 2016. The award is in recognition of Dr. Rob’s leadership in maternal health research particularly as it relates to a reduction in maternal mortality rates due to eclampsia.
News Deeply explores efforts by young people in Nairobi to encourage their peers to talk and learn about sex before they start becoming sexually active. The article sets the context with recent research from the Population Council on the risks and vulnerabilities of adolescent girls in two marginalized areas of Kenya.
NEW YORK (12 December 2016) — The Population Council announces the appointment of two new board members: Ms. Wanda Olson, who has over three decades of experience with the international law firm of Cleary Gottlieb, and Mr. Jonathan H. Kagan, an internationally recognized finance expert who serves as Managing Principal at Corporate Partners LLC.