Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Beyond the Numbers Key to FP2020’s Success is Realizing Rights of Women and Girls

Adda has given birth to thirteen children at home in her rural village in northern Cameroon.  When asked if she has ever heard of family planning, Adda simply replies “no.” Halima, a mother of three in Tanzania, doesn’t want any … Continue Reading

International Policies

So Close, Yet So Far: Why Aren’t Reproductive Rights Considered Human Rights?

Women are humans; therefore women’s rights are human rights. Makes sense, right? While this may be obvious to you and me, it’s rare that governments treat sexual and reproductive health and rights the same way as other human rights. It’s … Continue Reading

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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