A Closer Look: How the U.S. National Action Plan Addresses Gender-Based Violence in Conflict

The United States National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace, and Security aims to make women equal partners in peace building and conflict prevention as well protect their rights during and after conflict. In light of the 16 Days of … Continue Reading

Climate Change

What a Maze! Your Guide to Navigating the U.N. Climate Conference Negotiations

Just when I thought I was getting a hang of things, attending the Open Working Group meetings for the sustainable development goals, navigating the post-2015 process, and closely following the Commission on Population and Development, boom! I arrived in Lima … Continue Reading

What Will It Take to End Gender-Based Violence in the “Rape Capital of the World”?

“The worst place in the world to be a woman.” “The rape capital of the world.” “A battleground for women’s bodies.” All of these phrases have been used over the years to describe the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a … Continue Reading

International Policies

Don’t Have Time to Read 47 Pages on Post-2015 Development? Read This.

The long-awaited synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda from the Secretary General of the United Nations (U.N.) was released yesterday. This report ushers in the final chapter of the post-2015 development agenda-setting. This rather flowery 47-page report seeks to capture … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Maternal Health

Supporting Reproductive Health? It Just Adds Up.

Today, The Guttmacher Institute released its latest Adding It Up report, estimating the overall needs for sexual and reproductive health care worldwide and what it would cost to meet them. As the video above explains, there are now 225 million … Continue Reading

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