Posts Tagged: women’s empowerment


Youth Rise to the Occassion at the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning  

Last week, family planning advocates showed the world just how committed they are to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The 2016 International Conference on Family Planning was originally scheduled for November 2015, but a volcanic eruption on the neighboring island of Lombok forced organizers to postpone the event. Despite the last-minute cancelation of many… Read more »


Let’s Have Honest, Vulnerable Conversations: Lena Dunham teams up with Planned Parenthood at Sundance Film Festival  

Women at the Center firmly believes storytelling is critical to preserving and enhancing reproductive rights—that’s why we exist and why we created the “I Love My IUD” short film. This week we were super excited to see Girls star Lena Dunham join us in this movement to amplify the stories of women and girls so that conversations around sexual… Read more »


COP21, Gender Equality, & Family Planning

On January 19, Social Good, Family Planning 2020, and the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP)  hosted a twitter chat about access to family planning and global goals. The conversation brought up a variety of important questions, such as: “What are the biggest barriers to #Family Planning access? How can we overcome them?” and “What are some challenges to sharing stories of… Read more »


Rise Up: Investing in Youth and Women  

Yesterday our friends at Public Health Institute launched Rise Up , a new project that “achieves large-scale change through advocacy, leadership development, organizational strengthening, grantmaking, and storytelling”. Rise Up is building on the work of Let Girls Lead and partners with Champions for Youth and the Youth Champions Institute to develop projects and solutions that reach women,… Read more »

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Women Must Be Free to Decide on IUDs  

Reproductive justice is a critical component of why women must be at the center of their health decisions in 2016 and beyond.


“In Their Own Words” a Marie Stopes Film Series  

Powerful and authentic short films by Marie Stopes International-US with the support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. These narratives capture women’s experiences with reproductive health in their own words, and demonstrate the incredible work being done by determined individuals on the ground in Cambodia and Tanzania.


Climate Change: What’s Family Planning Got To Do With It?  

For many, lack of access to basic sexual and reproductive health care compounds the livelihood and environmental pressures facing these communities. Climate change is predicted to exacerbate the development challenges already faced by many vulnerable and marginalized groups including women, and poor, rural populations who are highly dependent on natural resources and lack alternatives.


Community Gathers in Denver to Celebrate LARC4CO and Repro-Rights  

“This is about the power of women”, said Colorado State Representative Faith Winters, at the panel discussion and film screening of “I Love My IUD”. What Rep. Winters was referring to is access to voluntary contraception and the revolutionary Colorado Family Planning Initiative (CFPI) that made long acting reversible contraceptives, aka LARCs, free for women and girls… Read more »