International Policies, Youth

Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading

International Policies

Working Group Report Gets Top Billing as Post-2015 Process Heads to the U.N.

The next phase of the post-2015 process starts next week, when the United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York for its annual meeting. The Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) wrapped up their recommendations in July, … Continue Reading

International Policies, U.S. Foreign Assistance

A Small Victory in Texas With a Long Fight Ahead

A federal judge in Texas recently struck down part of a state law that would have required all abortion clinics to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers—an unnecessary and costly measure that would have shuttered most clinics in … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

20 Years Later, Tackling Cairo’s Unfinished Agenda

Today, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Foundation (UNF), came together for a 20-year review of the Programme of Action from the International Conference on Population and Development … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

What We’re Reading: A Step Backward for Family Planning in Iran

Some might be surprised that Iran’s family planning program has been pointed to as a success story over the last few decades. While it was by no means perfect, the national family planning program that took root in the 1990’s … Continue Reading

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A Global Call for Safe Abortion

For the past two decades, activists in Latin America and the Caribbean have designated September 28th as a day to call for access to legal and safe abortion. In 2011, they were joined by a network of abortion advocates from … Continue Reading