Posts Tagged: child health

shutterstock_140045608 sm

Should Christians Promote Contraception?  

Hundreds of thousands of women in poor countries die every year in childbirth—and millions of their babies die soon after being born. Should Christians promote contraception in these countries to reduce this pain and suffering? This Saturday on Up for Debate, host Julie Roys explores the issue with guests on both sides of the discussion. Increasingly, many evangelicals are siding with overseas family planners.

upworthy infographic thumbnail

Smart Aid for the World’s Poor  

Posting in the category of “things we never thought we’d hear from the Wall Street Journal” today, we came across this stunning piece (pdf) on effective aid strategies. Despite the very conservative editorial bent of the paper, the story rightly notes that universal access to reproductive health is among the most “phenomenal” (and we quote!)… Read more »

shutterstock_171527219 sm

Humanitarian Heroes  

Tomorrow we mark World Humanitarian Day, a commemoration of the events of the 19th August 2003, when 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. It’s a day to commemorate all the brave souls who have lost their lives in humanitarian service, and to celebrate the spirit that inspires… Read more »

girl in hammock looking at u dreamstime thumbnail

WATCH: Fathers, Husbands, Partners  

MenCare Global has produced six beautiful films on fathers, parenting and partnership. From Brazil to Rwanda to Sri Lanka, check out these storytelling gems.

shutterstock_135622349 sm

Watch: International Family Planning 101  

CARE produced this great new RSA-style short video on meeting women’s needs for family planning around the world, and how that can help communities, families and especially kids.

Slide35[10]

Connecting the Dots on International Youth Day   

August 12 marks International Youth Day, and that’s a good thing because of the some 7 billion people now inhabiting our planet, half are under the age of 25 –the largest generation of young people ever. As we speak, governments are debating what the next international development agenda will look like. We are one year out… Read more »

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 »

UNF_SRHR_infographic

It begins with the rights of one  

Sexual and reproductive health and rights matter to everyone. That’s the message in a new infographic created by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) that illustrates how empowering women and girls with the right to determine their our reproductive futures leads to better education for women, and more prosperous societies. Here at Women at the Center, we agree…. Read more »

shutterstock_23382 sm

Hobby Lobby may turn back clock on women’s health  

Ashley Judd says that though the full consequences of the Supreme Court ruling have yet to be unraveled, one thing is clear: It could have grave consequences for girls, women and families throughout the developing world.