Female Genital Mutilation: time to end a practice affecting 200 million women and girls

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a horrific practice that causes undue pain, suffering and long term damage to women all over the world. As part of the lead-in to the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Unicef have released a report which estimates that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital …

Financing for Development – a review of FFD3 in Addis

Peter Ngure Youth Empowerment

Convening for the Financing for Development conference, in the middle of July leaders from all over the world were meeting here in Addis Ababa. There were many hot topics on the agenda; was about tax, illicit flow of money, gender and health financing, whether female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriages are a global problem, and whether goal 17 needs …

What does the new European Parliament mean for women’s health?

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

As the new term of the European Parliament meets for its first sitting in Strasbourg, France, this week we are delighted to present a guest blog by by Action for Global Health, based on an interview with Italian MEP, Hon. Pia Locatelli. Right-wing populists have left many in Europe concerned over the place women’s rights will hold in the new European political …