Is the Mainstreaming of Maps Compromising Their Quality?

Have you noticed an increasing number of maps in mainstream media channels and on the internet over the past few years? I’ve seen maps pop up everywhere as a part of data visualization, data revolution, and open source technology movements. … Continue Reading

Every Minute of Every Day, 40 Women Put Their Lives At Risk

Every year, 21 million women risk their lives by having an unsafe abortion. That means that every minute of every day, 40 more women are in danger. Nearly all unsafe abortions—98 percent—occur in developing countries, and more than 47,000 women … Continue Reading

Day 1 Recap: Amid a Troubled Start, Some Bright Spots

As we head into the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD), in the 20th year of the Programme of Action developed at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), let’s not neglect substance and … Continue Reading

Women in Haiti Still Waiting for Lasting Solutions

It’s been four years since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, but for too many women and girls, internal displacement and poor health care access remain a fact of life. Women and girls are disproportionately affected by natural disasters and both … Continue Reading

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