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, 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, International Policies, Maternal Health, U.S. Foreign Assistance

New Funding for MDGs 4 and 5 Should Make Family Planning a Priority

Great news! The World Bank Group, UNICEF, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Norway just pledged an additional $1.15 billion over the next three years to help achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, which focus … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health Supplies

Syria’s Expectant Mothers Face Dual Perils of Bombs and Birth

Imagine what it would be like to live in a city under siege. Now imagine that you are just weeks, or even days, away from giving birth. Do you remain where you are, knowing that when the time comes you … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Maternal Health, Youth

She’s Too Tired to Push. That’s Why We Must.

She forgot how to push after 22 children. The other woman had given birth 16 times and 4 of her children had died. I am sitting in the audience at Women Deliver 2013, and I wept as these stories were … Continue Reading

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