U.S. Foreign Assistance

Open Letter From a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

Since 1979, Congress has prohibited the Peace Corps from covering abortion services for its volunteers and trainees, including in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk. It’s a dangerous double standard that leaves volunteers … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Catherine Russell Confirmed as Global Women’s Issues Ambassador

  Congratulations to Catherine Russell, whom the Senate recently confirmed as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. We know she’ll be a powerful voice for women and girls around the world can’t wait to work with her on expanding access to … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

It’s Time for Congress to Do Its Part for Peace Corps Volunteers

Serving in the United States Peace Corps is an incredible experience for so many volunteers. My experience in Benin, West Africa inspired my commitment to international education and women’s issues. At the same time, a tragedy that occurred during my … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

You Get What You Pay For: Contraception is Cost-Effective, So Why Cut It?

Fact: Contraception saves lives. Fact: Contraception saves money. Fact: Politicians are trying to cut funding for contraception, at home and abroad. Yeah, it doesn’t make sense to us either. This week, a new study from the Guttmacher Institute found that publicly … Continue Reading

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