‘Global gag rule’ jeopardises future of Asia health initiatives, campaigners say

Funding for programmes from sanitation to nutrition will be subject to Trumps far-reaching order, with huge implications for family planning providersWomens health proponents across Asia have said Donald Trumps decision to reinstate and beef up the global gag rule will result in 100 000 unwanted pregnancies and imperil programmes aimed…

Sex workers in poor countries have no voice on UN consultation, activists say

UN Womens online consultation process excludes sexuality workers from developing nations, already some of societies most marginalised people, caution rights activistsUN Women comes in here under fire from rights activists for launching an online consultation on its sex worker policy that will, they say, exclude the opinion of thousands of…

‘Global gag rule’ could have dire impact in Latin american states, activists warn

Reinstatement of policy by Donald Trump could have chilling impact in region that already has high rates of teenage pregnancy and maternal mortalityDonald Trumps reversal of abortion-related aid policy will have a chilling impact on Latin american states, say family-planning campaigners in a region that already has some of the…

A war on medications? We’d be better off paying for a war on starvation | Natasha Horsfield

Deforestation, limiting access to pain relief, forcing farmers into poverty: we need to wake up to the fact that proscribing medications causes more damage than goodGlobal drug control policies, much like taxation or climate change, impact heavily on many regions of development and inevitably on efforts to meet many of…
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