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Mother’s Day for Those Without Maternal Care

For women in the US, Mother’s Day is often about getting that perfect Hallmark card or being treated to breakfast in bed. But for many women in the developing world, celebrating motherhood through such a simple holiday is not even a possibility.

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Catholic Aid Organization’s Subversive Support of Latin Americans

Tolerance, apparently, is Enemy Number 1, especially in places where the Catholic Church’s sphere of social and political influence is intact, but waning.

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We’re Back! US Reclaims Leadership Role in International Reproductive Health

At the recent Commission on Population and Development, for the first time in eight years, the US was front and center advocating an increased global commitment to reproductive health and rights.

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The Yanks Are Coming — Back

At the moment the Obama administration’s decision to seek a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council grabbed headlines, the U.S. quietly took the reins on the most important human rights issue for humanity’s future: sexual and reproductive rights.

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America’s Uneasy Relationship With Contraception

Colorado’s Senate Bill 225 reminds us that there is still a great deal of hostility toward birth control in this country, and one of the most glaring examples of this hostility is in the United States’ international policy.

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Roundup: New Members of the Faith-Based Initiatives Council Announced

New members of Office of Faith-Based Initiatives announced; breakthrough for male contraceptive; anti-choice perspective on Commission on Population and Development; China’s restrictive family planning policies result in a black market in boys; Kristof on family planning.

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Building a Social Change Corps

One way the US — by way of the White House — can retake a leadership role in promoting international family planning and women’s health is to build a small army of Social Change Volunteers who would be a modern version of Peace Corp volunteers.

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Backing Up Rhetoric with Funding

We need to prove our commitment to international women’s health by paying our fair share. Rhetoric means nothing if we don’t back it up with resources.

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Former USAID Population Directors Call for Increased International Family Planning Funding

Five former USAID population directors together endorse forceful reasons why Congress should more than double spending on international family planning in the coming years.

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If I Had a Billion Dollars…

If I had a billion dollars, I know exactly how I would spend it: improving women’s access to family planning in the world’s poorest communities.

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