Entries by Amy Schlagel

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Ending Female Genital Mutilation in Sudan

Although six African states issued legislation to prohibit female genital mutilation, the north African state of Sudan was lagging behind in these efforts. Female genital mutilation ( FGM) was illegal in some Sudanese states but the bans were widely ignored. Under the leadership of Omar al-Bashir, parliament rejected recommendations to ban the practice. Female Genital […]

Make Equality Reality Gala 2020 Goes Virtual

The Beginning of ‘Equality Now’ Equality Now was founded in 1992 when three attorneys, Jessica Neuwirth, Navanethem “Navi” Pillay, and Feryal Gharahi decided that domestic violence, rape, and female genital mutilation could no longer be acceptable. They began to challenge cultural norms, recognizing that the best way to make the world at large care about […]

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Awareness Around Global Poverty Helps

Raising awareness is a key strategy of ending global poverty. Raising awareness around global poverty helps bring people together who share the goal of eliminating global poverty. There are several factors to consider when channeling awareness. Public interest and celebrity involvement can play a factor in successful events involving raising awareness. Social Media Social media […]

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Global Economy Could Expand by 4% in 2021

In 2020, the global economy plummeted 4.3% as poverty, death and illness afflicted millions. But, according to January’s Global Economic Prospects, 2021 bears better news. The World Bank states that the global economy could expand by 4%. This economic growth relies on policymakers’ ability to widely and rapidly distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. It also depends […]

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Dr. Walensky and the Global COVID-19 Response

President Joe Biden’s selection of Dr. Rochelle Walensky to run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be instrumental in strengthening the agency’s global COVID-19 response moving forward. By strengthening the agency in three key ways, Dr. Walensky will benefit the CDC’s pandemic response both at home and abroad. 3 Ways Dr. Rochelle […]