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When women are empowered to plan their childbearing, families and communities are healthier, happier and more resilient.

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The Hillary Doctrine

A thoughtful and nuanced review of a thoughtful and nuanced book on the truth, and inconsistencies of, Hillary Clinton’s assertion that women’s and girls’ empowerment is a lynchpin of US national security and international human rights.

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Vessel: Past Land, Past Law, Past Permission

This month the powerful documentary “Vessel” opened in New York City and was released on iTunes and Vimeo. This film is a huge inspiration for women rights activists and we are so excited to spread the word! Vessel tells the story of Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, who as a young doctor was horrified by the realities… Read more »

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Indonesia’s family planning program: From stagnation to revitalization

Developing countries aiming to build strong family planning programs often look to Indonesia as a model — and with good reason. For years, Indonesia had one of the strongest and most successful national family planning initiatives in the world. With the backing of Muslim leaders, the country doubled its contraceptive prevalence rate to nearly 60 percent between 1976 and 2002, and halved its fertility rate from 5.6 to 2.6 children per woman. This undoubtedly helped lay the groundwork for Indonesia’s rapid and impressive annual economic growth of at least 5 percent since 1980.

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Nikki Silvestri

Executive Director of Green for All in Oakland, CA

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Kathy Calvin

President & CEO, the United Nations Foundation

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