U.S. Foreign Assistance

Open Letter From a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

Since 1979, Congress has prohibited the Peace Corps from covering abortion services for its volunteers and trainees, including in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk. It’s a dangerous double standard that leaves volunteers … Continue Reading

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It’s Time for Congress to Do Its Part for Peace Corps Volunteers

Serving in the United States Peace Corps is an incredible experience for so many volunteers. My experience in Benin, West Africa inspired my commitment to international education and women’s issues. At the same time, a tragedy that occurred during my … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Peace Corps Equity Act: We Owe It To Each Other

Many young people cannot imagine spending two years away from friends and family just as they are about to embark on a promising career path—let alone in a developing country.  For me, it seems almost unbelievable that my Peace Corps … Continue Reading

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Why Female Peace Corps Volunteers Deserve Better

This post was also featured in the Huffington Post. Serving in the Peace Corps in the Central African Republic is part of what inspired me to work in the reproductive health field. As you’ll see in the above video, my … Continue Reading

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