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?
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.
Tremendous progress has been made in recognizing and codifying women’s rights internationally. But we’ve had limited success in realizing those rights.
Obama has created a new State Department position to be an ambassador for international women’s issues.
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.
Personal stories of coerced sterilization and on the influence of religious tradition on sexual and reproductive health captured the audience at the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
International Women’s Day demonstrations in Poland for have changed the day from one to give flowers and chocolate to women to a day to make demands to end discrimination and stereotyping.
The lack of security for women at the time of political unrest in Kenya meant that many women could not access medical help and saw no hope in reporting crimes against them.
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.