Kicking Off the Global Women and Health Salon

Mark Goldberg

For the past eight years activist communities have been organized around achieving a repeal of the global gag rule and reinstatement of US funding to UNFPA. Now that they have been met what else should the Obama administration do to promote the health and welfare of women worldwide?

Among the first executive orders signed by President Obama upon
taking to office were eliminating the so-called "Global Gag Rule" and
restoring American funding for the United Nations Population Fund to
provide international family planning assistance.  I think we all would
applaud these two moves, however I cannot but help shake the feeling
that this brings us to where we were in 2000.  For the past eight years
activist communities have been organized around achieving these twin
goals.  Now that they have been met what else should the Obama
administration do to promote the health and welfare of women
worldwide?

This post is part of the After the Gag Rule salon hosted by Rewire and UN Dispatch.

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