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A Serendipitous Media Happening for 34 Million Friends of UNFPA

My adventure on Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan on NPR. How playing golf leads to national media attention. 

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State Department Condemns Stoning of Woman By Taliban in Pakistan

The Department of State has strongly condemned the stoning of a woman by Taliban militants.  The reason?  She was seen in public with a man.

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Celebrating the 19th Amendment: The Struggles of our Grandmothers, the Rights of Our Daughters

Every day, I’m grateful to all the women who fought so tenaciously for universal suffrage; we are the beneficiaries of their vision for a better world. I’m grateful to my great grandmother for helping me understand civic responsibility and the tenuousness of our rights if we do not remain diligent. Without our foremothers, we would not have gained the rights we enjoy today.  Yet even today, millions of women do not enjoy these same rights.

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Prop 8 Court Victory: A Reproductive Justice Win Too

The widely-celebrated court decision striking down Proposition 8 is important for many reasons, not least because it underscores that reproductive and sexual rights are integrally and intimately linked.

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Rights Here, Rights Now, Rights… Maybe?

The centrality of human rights in the “public health” response to an epidemic that has largely marginalized the individual, especially the already marginalized individual was seen as key to addressing the HIV epidemic at the IAC.

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Out of the Darkness of Centuries: Book Review

Find out what REALLY WORKS in improving reproductive health and women’s empowerment around the world.

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NPR examines the shackling of women in labor and childbirth

NPR recounts chilling tales by women who were shackled during labor and childbirth, and reports on the ongoing efforts to end this practice.

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Breaking News: Pennsylvania Passes Law against Shackling Pregnant Women

Pennsylvania is poised to become the tenth state to restrict the shackling of pregnant women in labor or childbirth, once the governor signs the bill.

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State Commission Says Neglect Caused Death of Pregnant Woman in Jail

The New York State Commission of Correction has issued a scathing report on the death of a pregnant woman in an Onondaga County jail, finding that competent medical attention would have saved her life.

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AMA Opposes Shackling Pregnant Women in Labor

The American Medical Association takes a stand against shackling pregnant women in labor.

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