Belgium highlights pioneering role in linking private sector to aid policy

By |november 16th, 2017|Alexander De Croo, Belgium, Development Policy, Donald Trump, family planning, News, private sector, SDGs, Women|

Alexander De Croo, Belgium's Minister for Development Cooperation, made a passionate plea yesterday (15 November) for closer synergies between private and public funding for development, using his country's pioneering experience as an example.

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UNFPA: Inequality and lack of reproductive rights threaten development

By |oktober 19th, 2017|demography, Donald Trump, family planning, gender equality, human rights, News, poverty, UNFPA, women rights|

Gender inequality, denial of reproductive rights and shortcomings in sexual education are becoming a possible threat to reach the UN development goals on ending poverty by 2030, a new report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) finds.

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Melinda Gates ‘deeply troubled’ by Donald Trump’s planned budget cuts

By |avgust 11th, 2017|contraception, Donald Trump, family planning, News, United States|

Melinda Gates said she is “deeply troubled” by Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding for family planning, a move that threatens to reverse progress made on expanding services to women in some of the poorest parts of the world.

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Mimica: We are analysing aid funding gaps left by the US

By |junij 28th, 2017|Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Donald Trump, family planning, Gavi, Neven Mimica, News, Polio, vaccines|

The EU is analysing the aid funding gap left by Donald Trump’s decision to ban US federal funding for NGOs providing birth control support or abortions in developing countries, Development Commissioner Neven Mimica told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.

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Change of mentalities needed to end child marriage

By |maj 30th, 2017|Education, family planning, Health, News, Western Africa|

Child marriage often cuts short a girl’s education and increases the possibility of death in childbirth or injuries. West and Central Africa have some of the world’s highest rates of child marriage – three in four girls in Niger, and more than half in Mali, are married by the time they turn 18 – according […]

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