International Policies

Vatican City Is Smaller Than a Golf Course. So Why Is It Treated Like a Country at the U.N.?

This week, the United Nations (U.N.) Committee on the Rights of the Child, the panel tasked with monitoring compliance to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, issued a scathing report against the Vatican. The committee urged the … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies, Youth

What’s Next for Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health? A Q&A with Youth Activist Christelle Kwizera

Back in November 2013, Rwandan youth activist Christelle Kwizera was chosen to speak to delegates at the High-Level Ministerial Meeting (HLMM) of the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning, to provide a youth perspective on policy for family planning and … Continue Reading

International Policies

Your Cheat Sheet to the U.N.’s Post-2015 Development Process

The United Nations’ Post-2015 development agenda will define global development priorities between now and the year 2030. Those of us in civil society have been watching, reading, tracking and trying to figure out where we can insert ourselves in a … Continue Reading

What We’re Reading: Five Positive Takeaways from the Long, Sordid Story of Dr. Steven Brigham

It was with some trepidation that I recently read A Botched Operation, the New Yorker piece by Eyal Press exploring the life and career of abortion provider Steven Brigham, and grappling with why and how he is still in business. … Continue Reading

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