Posts Tagged: development

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MUST READ: ‘Rights in Action’ Blog Series  

July 11 marked the third anniversary of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning and the creation of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020). To commemorate this milestone, FP2020 is pleased to launch a special blog series celebrating the longstanding dedication of our global partners in upholding principles of rights and empowerment in family planning. This 10-day series,… Read more »

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Women Powering Change  

Last week, WATC attended Women Powering Change 2015 in Denver, Colorado. This one-day event put on by Global Health Foundation and the Colorado Women’s Foundation set out to catalyze collaboration between women working to create a better world, locally and globally. And indeed, collaboration was catalyzed! We met a number of women and organizations whose… Read more »

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The Hillary Doctrine   

A thoughtful and nuanced review of a thoughtful and nuanced book on the truth, and inconsistencies of, Hillary Clinton’s assertion that women’s and girls’ empowerment is a lynchpin of US national security and international human rights.

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Yes to Universal Access!  

Our friends and funders at the UN Foundation’s Universal Access Project have unveiled a beautiful new website that tells the inspiring, heartbreaking and essential stories about meeting women’s needs and desires for voluntary family planning. We’re especially excited to see the new Why We Care youth contest, inviting young people from the USA to contribute… Read more »

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People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About

When Elynn Walter walks into a room of officials from global health organizations and governments, this is how she likes to get their attention: “I’ll say, ‘OK, everyone stand up and yell the word blood!’ or say, ‘Half of the people in the world have their period!’ ” It’s her way of getting people talking… Read more »

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Mobile camps bring life-saving care to Nepal’s quake-affected  

DHUNKHARKA, Nepal – In the 14 worst-affected districts, 1.4 million women and girls of childbearing age are affected by the disaster, including 93,000 pregnant women. Of these, an estimated 10,300 will give birth each month. The mobile reproductive camps were initiated on 30 April through a collaboration between UNFPA, local health authorities and NGO partners including the Family… Read more »

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UMC + Sierra Club: Women Combat Climate Change    

“We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.” This quote from Vandana Shiva was used to set the hearts and minds of more than 40 advocates who joined the Jan. 28 webinar,… Read more »

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International Women’s Day 2015!!!  

So many amazing events happened this weekend in honor of International Women’s Day and we are so grateful to see the courage and the support that people have for protecting Women’s rights. While some events were non-violent there were others where Women were arrested and their right’s ignored yet again. WATC wants to recognize all those… Read more »