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Reporter’s Toolkit on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – Universal Access Project

In light of recent funding cuts to vital global family planning programs, the Universal Access Project has compiled this toolkit as a resource for background, current context, and areas of intersection with SRHR, or the landscape of universal sexual and reproductive health and rights. From the toolkit: “This toolkit provides background, context and resources for journalists writing about global SRHR and related topics. It includes an overview of key challenges and opportunities in ensuring comprehensive SRHR; a snapshot of the current U.S. political landscape with regards to SRHR; a summary of global commitments to SRHR and progress against those commitments; and in-depth information and additional resources on a variety of SRHR-relevant topics.”

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Africa’s Trifecta: Food Security, Resilience and Demographics

Roger-Mark DeSouza’s nuanced take on a high-level U.S./Africa leaders summit and a deeper look at cross-cutting issues across the continent.

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UAP briefing cards

Sex and sustainable development

Where does sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) fit into a sustainable development agenda? Just about everywhere, according to a new set of briefing memos produced by the Universal Access Project (UAP), a project of the United Nations Foundation. From education to prosperity, health to gender equality and the environment, the rights of individuals… Read more »




Nikki Silvestri

Executive Director of Green for All in Oakland, CA

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Maria Otero

Former Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

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Jan Eliasson

Deputy-Secretary General, United Nations

Jan Eliasson, Deputy-Secretary General of the United Nations, writes about the issues of water and sanitation in poor countries and how they pertain to reproductive health and rights.