Every Minute of Every Day, 40 Women Put Their Lives At Risk

Every year, 21 million women risk their lives by having an unsafe abortion. That means that every minute of every day, 40 more women are in danger. Nearly all unsafe abortions—98 percent—occur in developing countries, and more than 47,000 women … Continue Reading

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

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