Professor forced into hiding by death threats over Brazil abortion hearing

Campaigner involved in case that could lead to legal abortion in first 12 weeks of pregnancy enters protection programme Days before a Brazilian supreme court hearing on a move that could eventually decriminalise abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, a leading feminist campaigner is in hiding after receiving death threats. Debora Diniz, a…

Rise in use of contraception offers hope for containing global population

More women than ever use family planning, tells the UN, and having one child fewer could dramatically curtail the global population by 2030 The number of women use contraceptives in developing countries has risen to record levels in recent years, such that projections for global population growth could be cut by as much as 1…

How bitter herbs and botched abortions kill three women a day in the Philippines

In a country where more than 65% of women dont use contraceptives and terminating pregnancy is illegal, torturous practices are often the only option Outside the gates of Manilas Quiapo church, deals are being done. Bitter herbs and abortion drug are traded illegally. Next to an imposing statue illustrating a foetus clasped in the hands…

Five steps to put young people at the heart of development | Carla Kweifio-Okai

Responding to the needs of the worlds 3.5 billion young people will be vital in achieving the global goals. How do we get them more involved in policy-making? With more than half the global population aged under 30, issues affecting young people are receiving greater attention from policymakers. Tackling high youth unemployment and low school…