Family Planning, International Policies

What Happened 20 Years Ago Still Matters for Women Today

Today, representatives from 47 nations and countless civil society organizations are gathering at the United Nations in New York for the 47th Commission on Population and Development (CPD). The purpose of this year’s CPD is to review 20 years of … Continue Reading

Family Planning

With the Right Tools, Women Can Build Anything

She builds. Two words, endless possibilities. This week’s video comes from the She Builds campaign, coordinated by Devex in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Chemonics International, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and others. The month-long campaign highlights the … Continue Reading

Standing With Syria Means Remembering Its Women

As the world marks the third anniversary of the conflict in Syria this week, Save the Children UK released this short video featuring a young girl living in London and exploring what her life would be like if she lived … Continue Reading

Family Planning

Women Pay It Forward. That’s Something to Celebrate.

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day—a time to celebrate everything women contribute to the world, as well as build support for their rights and participation in places where they may lag behind. As this video from microfinance organization Kiva highlights, women … Continue Reading

Peace Corps Volunteers Go “Where There Is No Doctor”

This week is Peace Corps Week, commemorating President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, and celebrating the ways that Peace Corps volunteers make a difference in the communities they serve. As part of that, returned Peace … Continue Reading

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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