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, U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Song Remains The Same Status Quo For Family Planning Funding And Policy In FY 2014 Omnibus

After a three-month delay, Congress passed and the President signed on January 17th a trillion dollar omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 3547 ) to fund the federal government during fiscal year 2014. In what passes for good news these days, funding for … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Featured, U.S. Foreign Assistance

How Will Family Planning Fare in FY 2014?

Yesterday, the Senate passed a two-year, bipartisan budget agreement  (H.J. Res. 59) that sets the stage for the negotiation of final fiscal year 2014 appropriations. While it is too early to tell what the specific implications may be for international family … Continue Reading

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Thank You, Rep. Yvette Clarke, for Championing Women’s Health and Rights

Today, Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and 31 co-sponsors introduced the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act—a measure that would help women around the world gain access to essential family planning and reproductive health care. Way to go! Read our full press … Continue Reading

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Senate Appropriators Shame House Counterparts on Family Planning

After yesterday’s disappointing House committee markup of the FY 2014 State Department and foreign operations bill, women’s health advocates enthusiastically applaud the actions of the Senate Appropriations Committee in approving a far superior version of the bill with proposals for … Continue Reading

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading