Family Planning, International Policies, Youth

Day 2 Recap: Keeping Youth and Human Rights in Focus

As the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) progressed today, we encountered new roadblocks. Not about grounds passes and room reservations (much of that has been resolved—bravo!), but about the very essence of this Commission. Why … Continue Reading

Youth

What It Takes to Inspire a Girl

As a Rwandan woman, there are many things I can be proud of with regard to gender equality. Rwanda boasts of the highest percentage of women members of parliament (MPs). Indeed, last year, we broke our own record and increased … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Youth

Real Reproductive Health Takes Two Leaving Out Men and Boys Doesn’t Help Women and Girls

These are portions of the mission statements of four of the largest and most important actors within the international sexual and reproductive health and rights movement: UK Department for International Development (DFID): “We believe we should give girls and women the … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance, Youth

A Simple Fix for Women in the Peace Corps

This week is annual Peace Corps Week, celebrating President Kennedy’s creation of the Corps in 1961. Since the founding of the Peace Corps, countless volunteers have gone to hundreds of countries to serve on projects improving health, agriculture, business, and … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Youth

Youth and Unintended Pregnancy: Why We Need to Stop Playing the Blame Game

Growing up is quite an adventure. First you are a child who can only see the world in black and white. Then, you hit puberty and suddenly everything changes. My transition from childhood to adolescence seemed to happen overnight. Suddenly, … Continue Reading

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Showing More With Less

Explore the interactive graphic by clicking above! Source: GreatBusinessSchools.org With interactive graphics increasing in popularity, you’ve probably seen a few that are just plain bad—either because they are visually unappealing, because the underlying data isn’t credible, or in the worst … Continue Reading