Security and Governance, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Women and War: The Need for Comprehensive Post-Rape Care

“It has probably become more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflict.”  ~ Major-General Patrick Cammaert, former commander of United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping forces in the eastern Congo During the past two decades, the world has … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Trick or Tweet! Join our #HillHorrors Tweetathon

Happy Halloween! All this week, we’ve been highlighting some of the scariest policies for women on Capitol Hill here on the blog and over at NightmareOnCapitolHill.com. Though it’s been struck down by every Democratic President in the last 30 years, … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Beware of the Blood-Sucking Spending Bill!

  Since the Republican takeover in the House in 2011, advocates have fought with the tenacity of vampire hunters and zombie slayers to successfully block annual efforts by the House to reinstate the Global Gag Rule, prohibit a U.S. contribution … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The Two-Faced Policy Rider Hurting U.S. Women

  By day, this sneaky policy masquerades as an innocuous amendment to a routine spending bill, but by night it’s a horrifying ban on the use of federal funds to pay for abortions domestically. The Hyde Amendment is not a … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Controlling Women From Beyond the Grave: It’s FrankenHelms!

  A monstrous policy is haunting United States foreign assistance and threatening the lives of women around the world. The Helms Amendment, which restricts the use of U.S. foreign aid dollars for abortion, was the brainchild of the late Jesse … Continue Reading

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