Data for Development

Relevant, quality, and timely data are essential to effective policy and program design, and to monitoring the impact of interventions. Recognizing the importance of data for development, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to build the capacity of … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule

This Is One Throwback We’d Rather Avoid

Today it’s Throwback Thursday for our Video of the Week, though this particular video focuses on a time we’d rather not go back to. Access Denied is PAI’s 2003 film documenting the effects of the Global Gag Rule in Zambia. … Continue Reading

What We’re Reading: Abortion Isn’t Voldemort

Recently, actress Mindy Kaling told Flare magazine that it would be “demeaning” to talk about abortion on her-half-hour sitcom, The Mindy Project. Since then, her comment has driven several articles in publications from Slate to Salon to Think Progress. Why the … 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

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