Security and Governance, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Women and War: The Need for Comprehensive Post-Rape Care

“It has probably become more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflict.”  ~ Major-General Patrick Cammaert, former commander of United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping forces in the eastern Congo During the past two decades, the world has … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

Advancing a Global Movement for Women and Girls

In Zambia, a woman seeking to prevent pregnancy might travel miles on foot just to find a clinic that offers contraceptives.  In rural Nebraska, another woman might go without birth control because the nearest low-cost clinic is three hours away … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Trick or Tweet! Join our #HillHorrors Tweetathon

Happy Halloween! All this week, we’ve been highlighting some of the scariest policies for women on Capitol Hill here on the blog and over at NightmareOnCapitolHill.com. Though it’s been struck down by every Democratic President in the last 30 years, … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Controlling Women From Beyond the Grave: It’s FrankenHelms!

  A monstrous policy is haunting United States foreign assistance and threatening the lives of women around the world. The Helms Amendment, which restricts the use of U.S. foreign aid dollars for abortion, was the brainchild of the late Jesse … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

A Global Call for Safe Abortion

For the past two decades, activists in Latin America and the Caribbean have designated September 28th as a day to call for access to legal and safe abortion. In 2011, they were joined by a network of abortion advocates from … Continue Reading

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Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re all aware today is a day for giving thanks, and tomorrow and Monday are days for getting deals. But did you know that Tuesday is a day for giving back? Well, you do now. Next Tuesday, Dec. … Continue Reading