Sudan’s Anti-FGM Campaign Avoids Using the Term

A new nationwide media blitz in Sudan calls for the end of the practice of cutting girls’ genitalia. Critics say its edge is dulled by not directly referring to FGM and instead relying on a word that means “complete.”

Online Chat Spotlights Most-Ailing Millennium Goal

MDG 5 envisions reducing maternal deaths 75 percent by 2015. Of all the promises to the world’s distressed people, it is the least likely to meet its target. Last week, advocates in India and Ghana said more political willpower is needed fast.