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McDonald’s Sample Budget Is Not ‘Good for Us All’—Especially Not Women With Children

The fast-food chain may have been sincere in its attempt to help its low-wage workers budget, by creating a a financial planning guide that suggests monthly spending on a variety of expenses. But the company is blind to the realities.

The fast-food chain may have been sincere in its attempt to help its low-wage workers budget, by creating a financial planning guide that suggests monthly spending on a variety of expenses. But the company is blind to the realities.

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International Women’s Day: Miles to Walk, in the US and Across the Seas

2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day — a day for the celebration of women worldwide.

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Poor Women Pay the Price in the Right’s War on Women’s Health

Subjecting women and other vulnerable communities to reductions in health care access in the name of budget cuts and moral wranglings over abortion is both dangerous and absurd.

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ICPD + 15: Who Is Leading the Way?

At a meeting in Berlin last week, delegates met to review the 15 years since the signing of the ICPD Plan of Action. Significant shortfalls exist, but some progress has been made.

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Divorcing ‘Women’ From Foreign Policy Is Bad Policy

Americans view U.S. assistance for global women’s heath programs as important, but not necessary to our own interests but these issues must form a core part of our foreign policy as much as oil, war and trade. The next administration can change that.

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If Candidates Support Human Rights, They Should Pledge to Fund UNFPA

Neither Presidential candidate has yet pledged to restore funding to UNFPA. Both should — because when women are healthy, more economically stable and better able to participate in society, society evolves to benefit all of us.

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Early Marriage: Here in the US, Too

When authorities removed 413 children in danger of sexual abuse from the Yearning for Zion ranch this month, it became clear that here in the US, child marriage is a result of brainwashing and indoctrination.

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Triggering Passion Through Personal Connection

How can we trigger passion for social justice in young people? Nothing touches people like personal connection. That’s why last year Americans for UNFPA started the Student Award for the Health and Dignity of Women.

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Giving Our Daughters the Future They Deserve

We don’t view teen pregnancies as a travesty when the teen is not American. And why not? Consider this fact: Pregnancy is the leading cause of death for girls aged 15-19 worldwide.

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Denied! Witholding of UNFPA Funds Matters

At the dawn of a new year, women around the world still rely on crucial funds from UNFPA for health care and family planning. But our current administration continues to withhold the money.

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