To Change the World, You Must Know Your World

Last summer, as African heads of state convened in Washington, D.C. for the US-Africa Leaders Summit, the Washington Post published a quiz asking its readers to locate African countries on a map. The chart below summarizes the results of more … Continue Reading

Family Planning

I’m All In on Women

This piece was originally published on the Huffington Post. Sandwiched between the State of the Union address and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade is another January tradition: the release of Bill and Melinda Gates’ Annual Letter. International development practitioners … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

The State of the Union Address That Kickstarted International Family Planning Programs

As President Obama prepares to deliver his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress this evening, advocates of the U.S. government’s investments in international family planning and reproductive health programs need to be reminded of … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

What’s Ahead for Global Reproductive Health in the 114th Congress?

With Congress back in session, there is much speculation as to what they will actually accomplish. As many voters are aware, the issue of contraception was front and center in campaign messaging and ads in a number of states and … Continue Reading


What’s Youth Got To Do With It? Young Men and Women Cannot Be Left Out of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Development Conversation

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading

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