U.S. Foreign Assistance

Advocacy in August: Because 222 Million Women Can’t Wait Until Fall

August is here and for advocates in Washington D.C., it means one of our biggest audiences, Capitol Hill, is on a month-long hiatus. As Members of Congress march in parades, hold town halls, and visit schools, we reflect on the … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Right to Choose: Supporting Female Peace Corps Volunteers

Anyone who knows me at all knows that I served in the Peace Corps and how much I loved the experience because I talk about it all the time, to whomever will listen. I am extremely proud to have been … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

House Bill Still a Family Planning Fixer-Upper, But One Important Repair Made for Peace Corps Volunteers

Earlier this afternoon, the House Appropriations Committee approved an FY 2015 State Department and Foreign Operations appropriations bill that funds the international affairs budget, including funding for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs.  The bill was adopted after … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

A Common-Sense Fix for Peace Corps Volunteers

Today, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Peace Corps Equity Act in the House and the Senate. The bills aim to fix a longstanding, unfair exclusion of Peace Corps volunteers from some life-saving federal health benefits. … 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

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Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading