Family Planning, International Policies, Youth

Day 2 Recap: Keeping Youth and Human Rights in Focus

As the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) progressed today, we encountered new roadblocks. Not about grounds passes and room reservations (much of that has been resolved—bravo!), but about the very essence of this Commission. Why … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Featured, Maternal Health

Remembering Rwanda How 20 Years has Changed the Conversation About Sexual Violence in Conflict

Twenty years ago today, violence erupted in the Rwandan capital of Kigali—the start of one of the most massive, brutal genocides in recent history. The violence was sparked by the death of President Juvenal Habyarimana, whose plane had been shot … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

What Happened 20 Years Ago Still Matters for Women Today

Today, representatives from 47 nations and countless civil society organizations are gathering at the United Nations in New York for the 47th Commission on Population and Development (CPD). The purpose of this year’s CPD is to review 20 years of … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Zambian Family Planning Advocates: “Think Like an Ant, Not An Elephant.”

“In Zambia, family planning is not part of the nursing school curriculum.” It seems unbelievable, but our partners from the Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia explain that unless nurses get special post-training, they are not routinely taught how to insert … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Population Trends and Demography

Family Planning in Pakistan: More Questions Than Answers

Imagine you’re a woman living in Pakistan who would like to decide if and when to have children. You’re going to school, or you’ve got a job, or you’ve had a child and simply want some space before your next … Continue Reading

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