Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

This Thanksgiving, We’re Grateful for You

We’re always thankful to have access to family planning, and today is no different. But we’re also aware that 1 in 4 women of reproductive age in the developing world aren’t as fortunate. We, like so many of you, are … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Integration - HIV/AIDS, Youth

Giving the Gift of Yourself: Juliet’s Story

This piece was originally published on the Huffington Post, as part of their Giving Tuesday series. The earrings are simple — a thin piece of pink plastic, almost like a small spear. They’re inexpensive, not from any known designer, but … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Committed to FP2020? Invest in Civil Society!

As five countries – Benin, Mauritania, DRC, Myanmar, and Guinea – made new commitments to FP2020 last week in Addis, one plea was made multiple times on the last day of the International Conference on Family Planning: don’t neglect civil … Continue Reading

Confessions of a Chief Operating Officer Could sharing our mistakes be the key to stronger organizations?

For the past three years, I’ve tried to convene a scrappy group of Chief Operating Officers (COOs) and other COO-like people from international NGOs to meet and discuss challenges, share lessons learned, and generate a sense of shared purpose in … Continue Reading

Stories Without Words GIS Day Highlights the Power of Maps

Today is a day to celebrate folks, because today is GIS Day.  As a GIS (geographic information systems) specialist, this day undoubtedly excites me more than it does most people.  But, it is my hope that through my new monthly … Continue Reading

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