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

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Tweet Chat Tomorrow! Speak Up For Peace Corps Volunteers

Join us for a tweet chat at noon tomorrow with the National Peace Corps Association to discuss the Peace Corps Equity Act, which would bring comprehensive and equitable medical care to thousands of female Peace Corps volunteers. Since 1979, Congress has prohibited … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Open Letter From a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

Since 1979, Congress has prohibited the Peace Corps from covering abortion services for its volunteers and trainees, including in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk. It’s a dangerous double standard that leaves volunteers … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Catherine Russell Confirmed as Global Women’s Issues Ambassador

  Congratulations to Catherine Russell, whom the Senate recently confirmed as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. We know she’ll be a powerful voice for women and girls around the world can’t wait to work with her on expanding access to … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

It’s Time for Congress to Do Its Part for Peace Corps Volunteers

Serving in the United States Peace Corps is an incredible experience for so many volunteers. My experience in Benin, West Africa inspired my commitment to international education and women’s issues. At the same time, a tragedy that occurred during my … Continue Reading

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