Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Thank You, Rep. Yvette Clarke, for Championing Women’s Health and Rights

Today, Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and 31 co-sponsors introduced the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act—a measure that would help women around the world gain access to essential family planning and reproductive health care. Way to go! Read our full press … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

Your Future: Brought To You By Contraception

Happy World Contraception Day! If you’ve used contraception, we don’t need to tell you why it’s important. You know. You’ve lived it. Most of us wouldn’t be where we are today if the power to decide if and when to … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies, Maternal Health, U.S. Foreign Assistance

New Funding for MDGs 4 and 5 Should Make Family Planning a Priority

Great news! The World Bank Group, UNICEF, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Norway just pledged an additional $1.15 billion over the next three years to help achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, which focus … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Thanks and Spanks to Family Planning Donors

World leaders are convening in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly meetings. Their agenda is packed with high-level events to promote gender equality, sustainable development, education, and peace and security. Less talked about is the fact … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Population Trends and Demography

Say What? More Than Half of This Century’s Population Growth Will Be in Just 10 Countries

The latest revision of the UN Population Division’s World Population Prospects, released this summer, projects that total population will reach 10.9 billion by the end of the century. That’s an additional 3.7+ billion people by 2100. Strikingly, nearly all of … Continue Reading

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Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading