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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]