Issue: Family & Community


When environmental crises hit homes, women suffer the most   

While environmental changes affect everyone, due to existing gender inequalities, women often bear the bulk of the burden. In patriarchal societies, cultural, legal and political restrictions often undermine women’s adaptability and resilience to climate change. Read more of this opinion piece at IPS News Service.


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.”


Memorable Moments from International Women’s Day 2017  

March 8th marks one of the most important days for Women at the Center: International Women’s Day. Given this year’s unsteady political climate, women had a lot to talk about – much more than usual.

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4 Reasons Why Religious Leaders Should Support Family Planning  

When it comes to family planning, religion can play a crucial role particularly in countries with a state religion. Christian Connections for International Health and the Churches Health Association of Zambia recently teamed up to make a series of videos featuring Zambian religious leaders explaining why they support family planning.


What Neil Gorsuch could mean for the future of Roe V. Wade  

Since the death of Justice Scalia last February, there has been a huge debate on who would fill his chair in the U.S. Supreme Court. On January 31st, President Trump announced his nominee – Federal Judge Neil Gorsuch.