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

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Song Remains The Same Status Quo For Family Planning Funding And Policy In FY 2014 Omnibus

After a three-month delay, Congress passed and the President signed on January 17th a trillion dollar omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 3547 ) to fund the federal government during fiscal year 2014. In what passes for good news these days, funding for … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

New UNFPA Report Highlights Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy

Today, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched its State of the World Population 2013 report, “Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy,” at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The 2013 report focuses on the disproportionate burden of adolescent … Continue Reading

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Deja Vu in the House Appropriations Committee as Family Planning Takes a Hit

This morning, the Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee voted to approve a bill that includes dangerous cuts to international family planning and destructive policy “riders.” The legislation is virtually identical to last year’s House bill in its hostile funding and policy … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

New Funding Numbers for International Reproductive Health? Not Really.

The publication of a new Lancet study, which reports $5 billion less in funding for reproductive health than commonly accepted, has raised questions among family planning advocates. With more than 222 million women in the developing world with unmet need … Continue Reading

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