Family Planning, International Policies

Day 5 Recap: It’s a Wrap

The long hours were worth it. Throughout the week, there were challenges that bordered on the surreal. No room reservations, microphones that didn’t work, emails that got caught up in the system. Admittedly modest in scope, these bureaucratic problems threatened, at … 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

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

41 Years Later, Women are Still Dying from Unsafe Abortions

Today is the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion for women in the United States. As we celebrate this accomplishment, it’s important to note that the battle for reproductive rights is far from … Continue Reading

International Policies

So Close, Yet So Far: Why Aren’t Reproductive Rights Considered Human Rights?

Women are humans; therefore women’s rights are human rights. Makes sense, right? While this may be obvious to you and me, it’s rare that governments treat sexual and reproductive health and rights the same way as other human rights. It’s … Continue Reading

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