Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

A Woman’s Worth

This post was originally published on Impatient Optimists. A walk to her local clinic may take several hours. She may have to wait in line. She may have to go back several times before she can get the method she … Continue Reading

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

#AWomansWorth Tweet-A-Thon Tomorrow!

Right now, around the world, more than 222 million women want something they can’t get: access to modern contraceptives.   Fortunately, countries and other donors are joining together to help these women get what they want, and it’s time for … Continue Reading

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Infographic: The Dollars and Sense of Family Planning

Believe it or not, Americans spend more than $1 billion annually on potato chips. And while Ruffles may be delicious, this is arguably not the smartest way to spend our money. If we spent that same $1 billion on family … Continue Reading

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The Other Half

Él es mi media naraja: “He is the other half to my orange.” During my Peace Corps service in El Salvador, many women would describe their husbands to me this way. It seemed like the perfect description for how men … Continue Reading