INVOLVING MEN TO IMPROVE MATERNAL & NEWBORN HEALTH #menmaternalhealth #genderroles

Interventions to engage men in maternal and newborn health can increase care-seeking, improve home care practices, and support more equitable couple communication and decision-making for maternal and newborn health. These findings support engaging men as a health promotion strategy, although evidence gaps remain around effects on mortality and morbidity. Findings also indicate that interventions to […]

#Yemen:ChildUnder5DiesEvery10Minutes #World’sSeriousHumanitarian Crisis – Aid Nearly Blocked

The UN says a child under five dies from preventable causes every 10 minutes in Yemen. It is a rare window into arguably one of the least visible but more vital wars in the world right now — the fight for Yemen. CNN has obtained footage from the frontline fight for the port city of […]

More Women Than Men: State Legislatures Could Shift for the First Time #womencandidates #statelegislatures #voting4womnen

If you’re focusing on voting, look for women who reflect your positions. Of the states that have had primaries so far, at least eight more have a shot at reaching or surpassing the 50 percent mark in November. “It makes a difference to have women in office,” said Kelly Dittmar, a scholar at the Center […]

India ranked most dangerous country for women; U.S. makes top 10 #metoo #dangerousforwomen

India is the most dangerous country in the world for women, according to a survey of experts released Tuesday by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The results come amid a worsening climate of sexual and communal violence in India, including the January rape and murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl. The rate of sexual assault continues […]

CHILD LABOUR REINFORCES PATTERNS OF INEQUALITY FOR GIRLS #girlslabor

73 million children are in hazardous work – almost half of the 152 million children aged 5 to 17 still in child labour. These children are toiling in mines and fields, factories and homes, exposed to pesticides and other toxic substances, carrying heavy loads or working long hours. Many suffer lifelong physical and psychological  consequences. […]