Integration - HIV/AIDS

HIV and Family Planning: Time to Bring Them Together

This week, thousands of activists, advocates, scientists, and experts are gathering in Melbourne, Australia for the International AIDS Conference. And among the hundreds of panels, exhibits, and discussions that fill the week, we’re pleased to see an expanded focus on … Continue Reading

Reproductive Rights Don’t Stop At Our Borders How We Get Beyond the Domestic/International Divide to Support Women Everywhere

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a passionate advocate for women’s reproductive rights. For four years, I worked on the domestic landscape, raising resources for policies to support American women’s access to the services they need and … Continue Reading

International Policies

Open Working Group Ends With Proposed Sustainable Development Goals

Last week, the U.N. Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals met for the last time, after a total of 13 meetings over 18 months. It was a grueling marathon negotiation that went through the wee hours on Friday … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

BRICS Declaration Establishing New Development Bank Recognizes Importance of Sexual and Reproductive Health

Last week, leaders of the five most powerful emerging economies reached agreement on the $50 billion New Development Bank headquartered in China. The so-called BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—wanted a bank that would rival the U.S.- and European-dominated … Continue Reading

The Other Half Engaging Men and Boys in Reproductive Health and Gender Equality

Él es mi media naraja: “He is the other half to my orange.” During my Peace Corps service in El Salvador, many women would describe their husbands to me this way. It seemed like the perfect description for how men … Continue Reading

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