Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

What Americans Don’t Know Could Hurt Women Everywhere

This week, the Kaiser Family Foundation released its 2013 Survey of Americans on the U.S. Role in Global Health. This is the fifth iteration of this type of survey and overall, Americans’ basic level of support for U.S. spending on … Continue Reading

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Climate Change, Environment, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, Population and Climate Change

GEF Opens the Door: Will Family Planning Advocates Walk Through?

This week, I attended my first-ever meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council. The GEF is financial mechanism that provides funding for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. … Continue Reading

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International Policies

So Close, Yet So Far: Why Aren’t Reproductive Rights Considered Human Rights?

Women are humans; therefore women’s rights are human rights. Makes sense, right? While this may be obvious to you and me, it’s rare that governments treat sexual and reproductive health and rights the same way as other human rights. It’s … Continue Reading

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