Posts Tagged: women’s empowerment
February 23, 2016
Family planning improves not only the health but the overall well-being of women and families around the world. With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the extensive ripple effect of family planning’s benefits across the various goals remains clear. Family planning has a strong ripple effect across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. K4Health’s new… Read more »
February 4, 2016
Melinda Gates: “Here are five reasons why I am optimistic that 2016 will be the turning point towards a future full of promise for millions of women and girls”.
February 2, 2016
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 »
January 28, 2016
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 »
January 22, 2016
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 »
January 20, 2016
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 »
January 5, 2016
Reproductive justice is a critical component of why women must be at the center of their health decisions in 2016 and beyond.
December 17, 2015
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.
December 17, 2015
In 2015, with the generous support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Marie Stopes International-US worked with clients and providers in Cambodia and Tanzania to gather women’s stories that would engage and inspire.
December 2, 2015
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.