Posts Tagged: family planning
November 7, 2014
By PAI’s Danielle Zielinski, Senior Communications Officer Last week, there was a flurry of media attention around a new study out of Australia that claimed the world’s growing population is just going to keep on growing, destroying the planet, and there’s nothing we can do about it. The Washington Post’s Wonkblog was one of… Read more »
November 3, 2014
“Achieving universal access to family planning throughout the world would result in fewer unintended pregnancies, improve the health and well-being of women and their families and slow population growth, all benefits to climate compatible development.” Read more here .
October 29, 2014
Could Colorado be the next Texas? In a word: yes. Under a progressive state government, Colorado women have started to feel safe from such attacks on our reproductive health. But our votes in the next election will determine not only our state’s leadership, but also have a nationwide impact on whether the U.S. Senate is… Read more »
October 27, 2014
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair explains why she is championing global investments in women and girls.
October 24, 2014
What if buying condoms were as difficult as obtaining most other birth control methods? That’s the scenario depicted in this parody video from BuzzFeed, where a young man encounters the same obstacles typically faced by young women who need a prescription for birth control methods such as the pill. There’s the awkward talk with parents…. Read more »
October 21, 2014
Empowering women is at the heart of what we do at Women at the Center; so when we heard that Ms. Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, earlier this month, we shared her feelings of hope and encouragement. Not only is Malala a woman, but also she is a young woman and… Read more »
October 16, 2014
Last week the Madagascar Population Health Environment Network launched a report on the powerful integrated community development work they’ve done for the past 25 years. PHE is a multifaceted approach to sustainable development, combining health education and services with natural resource management and biodiversity conservation. When these programs are integrated, parents are better empowered… Read more »
October 15, 2014
Check out this video on why the role of women in rural communities is a force to drive progress in global development — especially in the new post-2015 agenda.
October 15, 2014
Access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) enables individuals to choose whether, when and with whom to engage in sexual activity; to choose whether and when to have children; and to access the information and means to do so. To some, these rights may be considered an everyday reality. However, that is not the… Read more »
October 13, 2014
We are really loving how this info-graphic from PAI shows the ways women succeed when they have access to birth control! “Allowing women to have children when (or if!) they want to leads to better education, more job opportunities, and economic security. In fact, studies have shown entire countries’ economies benefit when women have… Read more »