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.
We spent an enormous amount of time and energy fighting bad policy. Suddenly, that weight has been lifted. How do we keep our momentum going in a world where we can move forward instead of just trying to avoid sliding back?
For the past eight years activist communities have been organized around achieving a repeal of the global gag rule and reinstatement of US funding to UNFPA. Now that they have been met what else should the Obama administration do to promote the health and welfare of women worldwide?
Now that the US has reinstated funding for UNFPA, our country can retake the lead on international family planning at upcoming UN meetings on population and development.
In a good relationship that’s about to become sexual, the introduction of a condom can seem like the introduction of a lot of baggage: fear, disease, death.
Hundreds of activists and NGOs around the world are working on issues related to gender inequality. A film could bring them all together.
A European women’s rights group reports that central and eastern European regions experience many obstacles in accessing adequate levels of reproductive health services.
The public shaming of Nadya Suleman and others who choose to have more than two children is the wrong approach. Instead of focusing on those who make questionable choices, why not focus on those who have no choice?
A Global Family Health Action Plan could integrate child health, maternal health, family planning and HIV prevention and meet US commitments to the UN Millennium Development Goals.
The global gag rule actually condemned more women to illegal, unsafe abortion by cutting funding for the very family planning programs needed to avoid unwanted pregnancies in the first place.