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All I Want for the Holidays

No matter what the framers intended, we now follow a system of government that is heavily weighed toward the executive branch. So more than ever we need a President who understands the importance of global women’s health.

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All Cultures Value Human Rights

Where would the world be without the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? What body would have the moral authority to set the standard for nations everywhere? The answer: The United Nations.

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Real Change Comes From Within

Societies are living, evolving entities just like the people who comprise them. And when one or a few decide to change things – if they are very passionate, persistent and, one might argue, extraordinary – societies do change.

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Motherhood Matters For All Women

Motherhood is not fundamental to women. But even childless women have a stake in childbirth being safe because it’s such a strong indicator of the value a society places on women.

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50 Facts to Change the World

A new book on “50 Facts that Should Change the World” misses the fifty facts that could improve the lives of women.

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Can I Get An Amen?

Bill Hybels, conservative Christian and founder of a Chicago-area megachurch, recently indicated interest in “the plight of women in the developing world.”

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Lifelines: Finding Connections with Women Worldwide

This week Americans for UNFPA launches Lifelines, a new online community. We ask women all over the world to share their stories and then compare them with the stories of others. We believe it is these shared experiences that engage people in these global challenges, create lasting relationships and lead people to action.

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Cracking Maternal Mortality

By focusing exclusively on egregious and tragic examples of the most extreme cases of society failing women, we lose sight of the fact that, in many parts of the world, it’s bad for your health just to be a woman.

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Awardees Are Leaders, Not Victims

Americans for UNFPA’s International Awards for the Health and Dignity of Women showcase contributions from women in the developing world.

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Child Marriage Not An Economic Solution

It’s tempting to think of early marriage as a solution to economic deprivation. But early marriage almost always means less education, limited opportunities and economic insecurity for the married girl.

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