Empowering Women

When women have the power to make decisions about childbearing, the ripple effect is remarkable – bringing health, prosperity, enhanced human rights and a more sustainable future.

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Honoring Nepali Moms this Mother’s Day  

The coverage of the Nepal earthquake offers a complex picture of both utter devastation and the resilience of the Nepali people. One of the lesser-told stories is how women are faring in the disaster.


Remembering Valerie DeFillipo, a Champion for Women Worldwide  

We would like to extend our condolences to the family of Valerie DeFillipo, who passed away on Apr. 16. Valerie founded Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), hosted by the UN Foundation, and served as its executive director for nearly two years before stepping down in February

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