The first of seven planned “maternity waiting homes” in north-central Liberia is scheduled to open its doors. See Women’s eNews.
Afghanistan‘s Ministry of Justice is considering adopting a new regulation that would require women fleeing domestic violence to appear before an eight-person government panel before obtaining shelter. See Ms. Magazine’s Feminist Wire Daily.
Pastoralist communities in two districts of northeastern Ethiopia have outlawed FGM. See IRIN.
Why obstetric fistula is a human rights issue. See RH Reality Check.