This post is part of our online salon: A New Agenda For Girls' and Women's Health and Rights, co-hosted with UN Dispatch.
I am interested in hearing from those of you who work primarily on women's reproductive health and rights globally whether you think the "walk the talk" at home argument holds water?
Would the United States be able to be a better defender of women's rights abroad if it set high standards for the same at home? How do do those realities affect this country's actions overseas or the ability of women's rights organizations that are US based to be successful in their work with partners in the rest of the world?
Saturday, March 8th was International Women’s Day – a day celebrated every year that focuses on the unique issues affecting women and girls globally and to embolden ourselves to act on these challenges. In honor of International Women’s Day and in order to foster a lively discussion and debate on what the best way to address these global issues may be, RH Reality Check is thrilled to introduce our first co-produced and co-hosted online salon with our partner, UN Dispatch.
Every year Congress releases funds for crucial women’s health care programs globally. Every year President Bush withholds those funds. Americans for UNFPA asks: what will the next president do to help prevent the deaths of thousands of women worldwide?