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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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Once the Evil Empire Is Gone

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?

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Controlling the Means of Reproduction: An Interview with Michelle Goldberg

In her new book “The Means of Reproduction,” Michelle Goldberg puts forth a convincing argument that women’s liberation worldwide is key to solving some of our most daunting problems.

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America’s Restored Funding to UNFPA Sends Strong Message to Women Worldwide

President Obama’s restoration of funding to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, sends a strong message to the world’s women that the new president’s promise of change is more than just a political slogan.

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US Restores Funding to UNFPA, Lifeline to Women Around the World

The just-passed 2009 omnibus spending bill contains $50 million for UNFPA. But the agency remaining the bete noir of influential conservatives, and the controversy over the U.S. contribution to it isn’t going away.

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More Than Words for International Women’s Day

Tremendous progress has been made in recognizing and codifying women’s rights internationally. But we’ve had limited success in realizing those rights.

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Obama Names Ambassador for International Women’s Issues

Obama has created a new State Department position to be an ambassador for international women’s issues.

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International Women’s Day: From Crisis to Opportunity

President Obama’s announcement of his intention to work with Congress to release funding for UNFPA shows the world that the United States wants women around the globe to be able to enjoy what women in the United States have already achieved.

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For Kenyan Women, Repeal of the Global Gag Rule Means Safety and Health

A word of warning to African governments: don’t wait for Obama alone to provide contraceptive security for your female citizens.

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How the US Can Retake the Lead on International Women’s Rights

As the world marks International Women’s Day on March 8, the United States is poised to reassert progressive leadership on a wide range of global sexual and reproductive health issues.

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