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The Women at the Center blog features stories and tips on connecting women’s empowerment and sustainability. You can sort this content by Issue area, or search using the tag cloud on the right.

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Why Water1st Looks to Women for Long-Term Solutions  

Women hold the key. In fact, women are one of the planet’s best resources when it comes to combating climate change and finding solutions. It’s no wonder Water 1st is laser-focused on this same intersection when it comes to clean water solutions.

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Family planning takes a 360-degree approach  

In the elephant migration corridor near Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, a nurse named Happiness Chacha travels hut to hut to talk with villagers about family planning. Her work is a result of the Endangered Ecosystems Northern Tanzania, a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development that aims to make both people and wildlife more resilient… Read more »

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Family Planning Voices  

If you follow Humans of New York, you understand the power of a simple image and a few words. Data is essential for successful programming, but stories compel people to take action. The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project and FP2020 created Family Planning Voices (#FPVoices) to document and share real stories from real people around the world who… Read more »

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Here’s How Youth and Women are Forming a Powerful Alliance   

Youth (between ages 10 and 24) make up 1.8 billion of the Earth’s population. They are the future–and the present. And they will be the most impacted by the leadership of our current decision-makers, both on the local and global scale.

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Wake-Up Call: What Reproductive Health Care Cuts Mean for Texas Women  

A new report from the New England Journal of Medicine proved what proponents of access to family planning already know: when lawmakers block funding for programs like Planned Parenthood, there is an increase in unintended births. And for Texas, that means a rise in births – by 27 percent. Since 2011, some Texas lawmakers have… Read more »