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Family Planning 2020 Progress Storify    

FP2020 launched its third annual progress report “Commitment to Action 2014-2015” on Thursday, November 12, and held a #FP2020Progress Twitter chat to celebrate and continue the momentum for family planning worldwide.

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In Praise of Where We Overlap  

These days, some lament that the reproductive justice movement is faltering in the U.S. in particular. Recently, we have been pleased to see fresh evidence that advocates of various stripes are linking arms in a way that acknowledges the strong intersections between family planning and so many other movements. Two stories that dominated the news cycle this week provide fantastic examples.

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The Economic Case for Funding Planned Parenthood  

Family-planning programs boost incomes, reduce poverty, and ease the load on America’s safety net. And yet, Republicans can’t seem to condemn them strongly enough.

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In rural Africa, climate work brings political power to women  

OUELESSEBOUGOU, MALI — At the end of every wet day, Sali Samake walks to a gauge a short distance from the mud brick houses in her village of Tamala in southwest Mali to measure how much rain has fallen. It may seem like a modest activity, but the 58-year-old is contributing to essential knowledge for… Read more »

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Failing the World’s Poorest Children  

Last month UNICEF released the Progress for Children Report which takes a good hard look at how the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have actually affected the world’s children. “(The Report) presents latest data that show while the MDGs helped drive tremendous advances in the lives of the world’s children, development efforts in the past 15… Read more »