Here’s a taste of what we’ve been reading in the news and around the web:
The Center for Reproductive Rights is in Geneva this week to hold the first-ever thematic briefing on reproductive rights before the UN Committee against Torture (CAT), as well as another thematic briefing with the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR).
This week, the birth control pill celebrated its fiftieth anniversary of FDA approval in the United States.
Some members of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are Advocating for U.S. Pediatricians to Perform Certain Types of Female Genital Cutting.
And here on Akimbo:
We posted an excerpt from our factsheet Triple Jeopardy: Female Adolescence, Sexual Violence, and HIV/AIDS.
Lori Adelman reported back on her participation in the Rethinking Virginity Conference at Harvard in her post 10 Myths About Sex and Virginity- Debunked.
Melanie Abrahams writes about the strength of girls who have been forced into early marriage but are fighting back.
We covered the African Grandmother’s Summit happening this week in Swaziland, an event that brings together grandparents who are raising children orphaned after their parents died of AIDS.