Posts Tagged: women’s empowerment
June 29, 2017
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.”
June 16, 2017
Proud dad Barack Obama speaks often about the constraints of raising two Black daughters in the U.S.
March 15, 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.
February 2, 2017
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.
January 11, 2017
The GOP’s mission to control women’s bodies continues, most recently with an announcement by the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. “Planned Parenthood legislation would be in our reconciliation bill,” Ryan stated last week during a news conference.
December 6, 2016
Across the world, climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of natural disasters. The environmental, economic and social impacts of these environmental disasters are felt the worst by those living within impoverished and hazardous areas.
July 5, 2016
Buh-bye. That’s what California lawmakers finally said to the 20-year-old policy that gave low-income women an incentive not to have more children if they were on welfare.
May 31, 2016
“We need to put women at the center because when we invest in women, everyone wins.”
April 25, 2016
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, leveling entire villages and bringing destruction and devastation. Less than three weeks later, another 7.3-magnitude quake shook the country. The aftershocks brought landslides and new dangers, impeding survivors’ efforts to find loved ones, seek shelter, and rebuild. “A lot was lost in the dreadful event—more than 8,600 people… Read more »
April 21, 2016
Today, 150 world leaders will sign the Paris Climate Agreement in New York City. This will be the largest single signing of an international agreement in world history. Climate activist, eco hip hop artist, and Earth Guardian youth director Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh, aka Kid Warrior, will be attending the signing of the agreement and speaking in… Read more »