Peace Corps Volunteers Go “Where There Is No Doctor”

This week is Peace Corps Week, commemorating President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, and celebrating the ways that Peace Corps volunteers make a difference in the communities they serve. As part of that, returned Peace … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance, Youth

A Simple Fix for Women in the Peace Corps

This week is annual Peace Corps Week, celebrating President Kennedy’s creation of the Corps in 1961. Since the founding of the Peace Corps, countless volunteers have gone to hundreds of countries to serve on projects improving health, agriculture, business, and … Continue Reading

Environment

Global Forest Watch Empowers Advocates With Invaluable Data

High-quality and timely data is critical to evidence-based advocacy. Unfortunately, it is also often hard to come by. That’s why I am grateful to have discovered the World Resources Institute’s new Global Forest Watch platform, which provides precisely the kind of … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms

You Won’t Believe What You Didn’t Know About Condoms

This week is “National Condom Week,” an advocacy effort to promote healthy sexual habits. So what better time to learn about the history of one of our favorite contraceptive methods? This video from the American Sexual Health Association is full … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Reproductive Health Supplies

No Counseling, No Program Access to Quality Family Planning Goes Beyond Products

Too often, it seems as though we talk about contraception strictly in terms of access. More than 222 million women want to prevent pregnancy, but can’t access to modern contraception. If these women could simply get to a health provider … Continue Reading

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