Activists from 131 countries convened in Berlin yesterday to recharge a global movement for women’s health and rights, opening with an appeal from a leading government minister for countries to earmark 1 percent of their economic stimulus funds for development needs.
Angola is the seventh wealthiest nation in Africa. It has oil—and lots of it. But maternal mortality is high and the total fertility rate is nearly seven children per woman, on par with some of the world’s poorest countries.
Former president Bill Clinton, who is now the U.N. special envoy to Haiti, announced the appointment Tuesday of Harvard professor Paul Farmer as his deputy.
Emergency Contraception: more options, easier access. Now what? More Awareness!
Although women comprise more than half of the U.S. population, many insurers treat their medical care as an exception to the rule, charging them more to stay healthy than men and refusing to cover basic reproductive services. This dangerous double standard must end.
Manila’s contraception ban has subjected women to unintended pregnancies even when their health is at risk. Many are being driven further into extreme poverty and are unable to feed and care for their children. President Obama can help.
Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) provides members with education and training to become confident chapter leaders. That’s just what we accomplished at our second annual Leadership Institute, entitled “Justice Doesn’t Just Happen.”
Amendments to the House FY 2010 Labor-H Appropriations bill will attempt to prohibit syringe exchange, rescind funding for HIV research and defund reproductive health programs. What they are and how you can take action.
Politico reports that that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has stated the Senate “would not attempt to pass sweeping health care reform until after returning from the August recess.”
Sixteen governors have written a letter to Senate and House Leadership urging swift action on the Medicaid Family Planning State Option under health care reform, a change in law that will improve health and save money.