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Françoise Girard

Françoise Girard

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Françoise Girard is a former president of the International Women’s Health Coalition.

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  1. An Interview with Françoise Girard
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    An Interview with Françoise Girard

    Mar 23, 2021 Françoise Girard calls for a permanent end to the global gag rule, explains how the pandemic has vindicated feminism, and shows why intersectionality is the only way forward for feminists.

  2. What’s at Stake for Women’s Rights in 2020?
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    What’s at Stake for Women’s Rights in 2020?

    Jan 29, 2020 Françoise Girard urges feminists to strengthen their alliances with other progressive movements.

  3. Women and Girls Hold the Key to Universal Health Coverage
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    Women and Girls Hold the Key to Universal Health Coverage

    May 31, 2019 Françoise Girard warns that ignoring sexual and reproductive needs and rights is putting a global development goal out of reach.

  4. Normalizing Abortion
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    Normalizing Abortion

    Sep 25, 2018 Françoise Girard urges governments worldwide to heed women's demands for reproductive justice and bodily autonomy.

  5. Donald Trump’s Little Women
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    Donald Trump’s Little Women

    Mar 8, 2017 Françoise Girard shows how the "global gag rule" undermines the health – and human rights – of women and girls.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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