The Guardian | By 2020, 60 million people from sub-Saharan Africa are expected to migrate because of desertification. The Great Green Wall is a $8bn project restoring degraded land. But will it encourage people to stay or earn the money to go?
Foreign Policy | The policy that plucks U.S. dollars from any international health care initiative tied to abortion has been reinstated by President Trump — and a lot of African women are going to die as a result.
The Guardian | Niger is last among 187 countries in the UN’s education index, but getting girls into school affects many other areas of development. What can be done?
Cosmopolitan | Recife, Brazil — Though more than a million abortions are performed in Brazil every year, almost all of them are illegal. Some are performed in illicit clinics by practitioners of varying skills, and some are performed at home by the women themselves,...
Cosmopolitan | A proposed law would allow midwives and other mid-level providers to perform abortions and potentially save lives, but members of the medical establishment are skeptical.
Cosmopolitan | Reliable, long-acting birth control could save women's lives in India. So why aren't they using it?
World Policy Journal | India’s ban on sex-selective abortions in 1994 was designed to increase gender equality and send the message that girls and women are valued in society. But the law has also come at a cost.
Cosmopolitan | With abortion clinics closing across the state, women in Texas's Rio Grande Valley increasingly turn to illegal, unsafe methods to terminate their pregnancies. And the situation is about to get worse.
Cosmopolitan | Tens of thousands of Texas women have abortions every year, but because of the stigma that surrounds the procedure, many of them won't even say the word.
TheGuardian | With the world’s highest birthrate, Niger’s population is set to double in 17 years. NGOs are providing contraception, but what if women want more babies?