Righting the Wrongs of Gender-Based Violence

Today is international Human Rights Day, and the final day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Each year on December 10, Human Rights Day commemorates the date on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal … Continue Reading

Family Planning 2020’s Statement of Principles Strengthens Efforts to Expand Access, Secure Rights

Today, the Rights and Empowerment Working Group of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released their vision for how all family planning programs should address rights and empowerment. The group developed ten principles that they see as critical to this effort. PAI’s President … Continue Reading

Family Planning

What We’re Reading: Indian Women Die After State-Run Mass Sterilization Campaign Goes Wrong

On Tuesday, The Guardian reported the deaths of women in central state of Chhattisgarh, India, following female sterilization procedures performed at a free, government-run camp. The incident has since been covered in the New York Times and the Washington Post, … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Day 5 Recap: It’s a Wrap

The long hours were worth it. Throughout the week, there were challenges that bordered on the surreal. No room reservations, microphones that didn’t work, emails that got caught up in the system. Admittedly modest in scope, these bureaucratic problems threatened, at … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Strong, Courageous and Creative A Recipe for Realizing the Rights of Women and Girls

Earlier this week, I attended “Celebrating Cairo & Going Beyond”, a side event at the United Nations (U.N.) Commission on Population and Development (CPD). The event was organized by the High Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population … Continue Reading

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