Family Planning, Youth

Real Reproductive Health Takes Two Leaving Out Men and Boys Doesn’t Help Women and Girls

These are portions of the mission statements of four of the largest and most important actors within the international sexual and reproductive health and rights movement: UK Department for International Development (DFID): “We believe we should give girls and women the … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health Supplies

More Than the Minimum Improving Reproductive Health for Women in Conflict Settings

This week marks the third anniversary of the conflict in Syria. In the last eight months, the number of Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance has risen from 6.8 million to 9.3 million, many of whom are women. These are … Continue Reading

Family Planning

Women Pay It Forward. That’s Something to Celebrate.

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day—a time to celebrate everything women contribute to the world, as well as build support for their rights and participation in places where they may lag behind. As this video from microfinance organization Kiva highlights, women … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

Investing in Women Pays Off For Everyone

  Happy International Women’s Day! On Saturday, March 8, people all over the world will celebrate the progress we’ve made in women’s empowerment, women’s rights, and gender equality. But the day isn’t just for women to celebrate, because equality for … 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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Day 5 Recap: It’s a Wrap

The long hours were worth it. Throughout the week, there were challenges that bordered on the surreal. No room reservations, microphones that didn’t work, emails that got caught up in the system. Admittedly modest in scope, these bureaucratic problems threatened, at … Continue Reading