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Empowering women helps boost food security and access to clean water, and helps families manage resource challenges of all kinds.

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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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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 »

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SRHR and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Briefing memos for advocates and decision-makers connecting family planning, reproductive health and rights, and sustainable development.




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.