International Policies, Youth

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

International Policies

Working Group Report Gets Top Billing as Post-2015 Process Heads to the U.N.

The next phase of the post-2015 process starts next week, when the United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York for its annual meeting. The Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) wrapped up their recommendations in July, … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Maternal Health

We Could Save 47,000 Lives Every Year If We Fix This Problem

Each year, nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide, and every 11 minutes, a woman dies from an unsafe abortion. Depressing? Absolutely. Inevitable? Not at all. This new video from Marie Stopes International (MSI) not only explains the risks … Continue Reading

International Policies, Population and Climate Change

Sex and Sustainable Development

This blog was originally published by Women at the Center, a site addressing the connections between reproductive health and rights, empowerment, and environmental sustainability. Where does sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) fit into a sustainable development agenda? Just about everywhere, … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

What We’re Reading: Smart Aid for the World’s Poor

We’re only halfway through 2014, but if you follow development news, you may already be tired of hearing about the post-2015 development agenda. There’s been ongoing debate this year about what the world should focus on once the Millennium Development … Continue Reading

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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