President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reinstate and dramatically expand the scope of the Global Gag Rule to include all global health assistance provided by the U.S. government – a move women’s health advocates say will threaten the lives of millions of the world’s poorest women and families.
As millions of women – and men – gathered in Washington and around the world Saturday to demand equal rights under the new Trump administration, women across India held their own protests for a very specific demand: safety for women in public spaces.
More than half of Liberians fear the return of large-scale violence in the run-up to its first leadership transition since the end of its second civil war, according to a new survey.
President Donald Trump yanked the United States out of a major Pacific trade deal Monday, making good on an election campaign promise and delivering a hammer blow to Asian allies. Trump said he had “terminated” the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a trade deal binding the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Vietnam and seven other allies against growing Chinese economic clout. Together, TPP members represent 40 percent of the world economy.
A pair of legislative bills introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate seek to punish the United Nations after the passage of a Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.
In 2017 new developments, new leaders and new threats promise to tug the reins of global health organizations and send us off in unexpected directions. In fact, we’re already feeling the road change beneath us.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales highlighted his government’s efforts to include women, youth and indigenous people yesterday amid an effort to stay in office for an unprecedented fourth term.
Israel’s prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a “common vision” for the region with President Donald Trump that could include expanded settlement construction on occupied territories and a tougher policy toward Iran.
The Women’s March on Washington appears to have surprised everyone, even many of the organizers, and may go down in history as the largest demonstration ever in the U.S., and one of the largest worldwide – so far.
Rather than taking our usual tack of interviewing a guest, our small but devoted and talented news team decided that inauguration day for President Donald Trump was an appropriate occasion to highlight some issues we intend to focus on in the coming year.
The next four years of U.S. action – or inaction – against climate change hangs in perilous balance as Donald Trump takes the office of the presidency today. While Trump and his cabinet appointees continue to question the impact of human activity on the climate, carbon giants on the other side of the globe are taking the opportunity to reiterate their dedication – and leadership – in the fight against climate change.
Less than 24 hours before the Women’s March on Washington, demonstrators are still muddled in controversy over whether the event is as inclusive as it claims to be. As the march has grown in prominence, it has strived to include a multitude of causes affecting marginalized groups. The event’s policy platform covers issues such as racial profiling, abortion, LGBTQ rights and the environment.
When it comes to disaster relief, it is possible to be too generous. Australians stepped up to help Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam struck the Pacific island nation in March 2015. They filled more than 70 shipping containers with unrequested goods – from high heels to canned food. Ten months later, 18 of the containers remained, at a cost of $1.5 million in storage fees.