Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

You Can’t Talk About Women’s Empowerment Without This

Last week, the Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter, setting out their “big bets” for the next 15 years of global development. Key to achieving their vision is the empowerment of women and girls, and the above video … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Dated Discrimination Comes Back to Life Downton Abbey shows outdated attitudes toward reproductive rights. So does C-SPAN.

Warning: This piece includes spoilers for the most recent season of Downton Abbey. For the women of Downton Abbey, this season has brought some struggles when it comes to reproductive rights. In the most direct family planning plotline, savvy Lady … Continue Reading

Youth

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

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

Why Can’t These Women Get the Contraceptives They Need?

“They told me what I wanted was not there.” “They asked me to come back after one month.” “The injections, the pills, the implants…they had nothing.” In the video above, women around the world tell you—in their own words—the struggles … 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

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