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Dispatches from CPD 2012: Will We Take Action to Make Things Better Or Just Keep Re-Writing Plans?

At this extremely important time for the globe, we need to ensure that the outcome documents of this year’s, and forthcoming meetings of the Commission on Population and Development are strong and will guarantee an increased focus on young people and their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Million for a Billion

A petition well worth signing.

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Social Marketing: Making Markets Work For Poor Women

Women have an unmet demand for reproductive health products that will improve their lives and that of their families. The gap lies in providing reliable, high-quality supplies of products and services. Social marketing can help fill it.

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The $1 Billion Opportunity

Investing $1 billion in voluntary family planning programs would help millions of families live better lives, while contributing to major reductions in infant and maternal mortality, HIV infections and global poverty.

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Renewed Commitment to Reproductive Health Has Implications for Global Environment

Secretary Clinton made a commitment to women and girls’ health and progress worldwide, which in turn will contribute to tremendous gains on global environmental and climate sustainability.

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Reaching the Global Goal: Health and Rights for All

This afternoon, the world will be watching for a renewed U.S. commitment to reaching the goals of the ICPD Plan of Action. But after the speeches, commitments made must be turned into action.

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Sex, Rights, and Politics–From Cairo to Berlin

Sex happens: 125 million times each and every day. So how is it that in the 21st century this precious element of human existence is still taboo? Strengthening sexual and reproductive health and rights must become a global priority. Our future depends on it.

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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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ICPD + 15: Debating Health Care When It’s No Longer “Business as usual”

ICPD+15 is an opportunity to reflect on public health systems as core social institutions in the face of market failures and inadequacies, including corporate ineptitude in meeting the needs of ordinary people.

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World Humanitarian Day- RH in Conflict Areas









 
Today markes World Humanitarian Day,  a time to celebrate the efforts of men and women who work to save lives in war and natural disaster.

 Though we have come a long way in recognizing the right of reproductive health for refugees, there is much to be done.  Displaced populations in humanitarian settings continue to fall through the cracks, especially since food, water, and shelter are prioritized. While on the move for safety, women are particularly vulnerable to unwanted pregnancy, death during childbirth, sexual violence and STIs.  

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