Peace Corps Volunteers Go “Where There Is No Doctor”

This week is Peace Corps Week, commemorating President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, and celebrating the ways that Peace Corps volunteers make a difference in the communities they serve. As part of that, returned Peace … Continue Reading

This V-Day is About More Than Flowers and Candy

Today is V-Day. Put away the candy hearts, I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day. This is a different V-Day. V-Day was created on Valentine’s Day in 1998, with a mission to end violence against women and girls worldwide. The United … Continue Reading

What We’re Reading: Five Positive Takeaways from the Long, Sordid Story of Dr. Steven Brigham

It was with some trepidation that I recently read A Botched Operation, the New Yorker piece by Eyal Press exploring the life and career of abortion provider Steven Brigham, and grappling with why and how he is still in business. … Continue Reading

Putting the Gender Gap on the Map

The Gender Gap Index, intended to measure the inequalities between men and women in the areas of health, education, economy and politics, was recently released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Along with a full length report, the WEF published … Continue Reading

Transformation Doesn’t Happen Overnight How Priorities Can Help Countries Tackle Rights-Based Family Planning

How can we best help countries realize their existing commitments to rights and ensure that rights-based approaches are the standard for all countries? These are the questions at the heart of an emerging dialogue in the family planning and reproductive … Continue Reading

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