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A Marshall Plan for #Africa should prioritize Family Planning

A Marshall Plan for #Africa should prioritize Family Planning

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

At this month’s G20 summit, Germany secured a major injection of private investment for Africa as a way to curtail mass migration to Europe. The drive was a win for German chancellor Angela Merkel, who has been driving a campaign for a new Marshall – or “Merkel” – Plan for Africa following the realization that […]

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#ChildMarriages: MEPs discuss how to put an end to this scourge

#ChildMarriages: MEPs discuss how to put an end to this scourge

One in every three girls in developing countries is married before turning 18, and one in nine before 15. Child marriages limit future prospects as children are usually forced to drop out of school. Girls also face dangerous complications from pregnancy and childbirth, the leading causes of death among adolescent girls in developing countries. They […]

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Debate on US ‘global gag’ anti-#abortion rule at 15.00 on Tuesday

Debate on US ‘global gag’ anti-#abortion rule at 15.00 on Tuesday

MEPs will debate US President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the “global gag” rule, which obliges US-funded foreign NGOs to certify that they will not perform or actively promote abortion, with Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides on Tuesday (14 March) at 15.00.  The “Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy” an executive order banning international NGOs that […]

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Debate on US 'global gag' anti-#abortion rule at 15.00 on Tuesday

Debate on US 'global gag' anti-#abortion rule at 15.00 on Tuesday

MEPs will debate US President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the “global gag” rule, which obliges US-funded foreign NGOs to certify that they will not perform or actively promote abortion, with Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides on Tuesday (14 March) at 15.00.  The “Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy” an executive order banning international NGOs that […]

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President #Tajani promises ‘commensurate penalty’ for MEP’s insults to women

President #Tajani promises ‘commensurate penalty’ for MEP’s insults to women

Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke (NA) will receive a “commensurate penalty” for his unacceptable remarks about the gender pay gap, as soon as an investigation into them has been completed, promised President Tajani at the opening the March plenary session. This language, which “offended every woman in this house” will not be tolerated, he insisted, to […]

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President #Tajani promises 'commensurate penalty' for MEP’s insults to women

President #Tajani promises 'commensurate penalty' for MEP’s insults to women

Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke (NA) will receive a “commensurate penalty” for his unacceptable remarks about the gender pay gap, as soon as an investigation into them has been completed, promised President Tajani at the opening the March plenary session. This language, which “offended every woman in this house” will not be tolerated, he insisted, to […]

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Globally, most #women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree, ILO-Gallup report shows

Globally, most #women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree, ILO-Gallup report shows

The ILO-Gallup report, “Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men”, provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work. The results come from the Gallup World Poll which was conducted in 142 countries and territories and surveyed almost 149,000 adults. It […]

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