News & Views

Media Coverage

The Daily Nation: Reliable Data Can Aid Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

*This op-ed was orinially published in the Feb. 6th print edition of The Daily Nation, the Kenyan newspaper.

There are many things we know – with certainty – about female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). We know that more than 200 million women and girls in the world have undergone FGM/C. We know that it happens in parts of Kenya – and that it is against the law in this country. While the evidence of FGM/C’s physical and mental harms is well-documented, we know there are people who support it as a cultural practice. We also know that many people are against it: people who see an obligation to respect the human rights of girls and women.  

Read more

Media Coverage

IPS & Brookings Institution Blog: How Natural Disasters Undermine Girls’ Education

While girls’ leadership is needed in the fight against climate change, researchers are recognizing the varied ways that natural disasters threaten gains in girls’ education and wellbeing around the world, write Population Council experts in a Brookings Institution blog, which also appears on Inter Press Service and ReliefWeb

Read more