Posts Tagged: women’s empowerment

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Leap of faith: why religious leaders have a moral duty to promote family planning  

As men of faith, we share a deeply held conviction that all families – regardless of their religious beliefs – are entitled to lead healthy lives free from suffering and deprivation. But, tragically, an absence of basic family planning services deprives millions of people of this fundamental right every year.

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Youngster Uses Technology to Fight Teen Pregnancy in Honduran Village  

Four years ago, Cinthia Padilla, who is now 16, learned how to use a computer in order to teach children, adolescents and adults in this isolated fishing village in northern Honduras how to use technology to better their lives. Now she is using her expertise in an online e-learning platform aimed at reducing teen pregnancies in… Read more »

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Bill Nye The Science Guy Defends Women’s Reproductive Rights  

“Bill Nye, the infamous “Science Guy” has released a new video on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The video, which was published under Big Think, defends women’s reproductive rights and how they should be given the absolute free will to do what they want with their bodies. Nye started off by discussing the claims of activists against… Read more »

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In Cambodia, family planning offers a path away from poverty  

KRATIE, Cambodia – “My parents had many children, and they couldn’t afford to send us to school,” said So Pumngea, 24, in Cambodia’s rural Kratie Province. “Before, families had to stay poor.” But today, Ms. So has a powerful tool to help her break free of the cycle of poverty: family planning.

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The Economic Case for Funding Planned Parenthood  

Family-planning programs boost incomes, reduce poverty, and ease the load on America’s safety net. And yet, Republicans can’t seem to condemn them strongly enough.

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Universal Access Project’s Voices from Haiti: Tales of Reproductive Health  

Universal Access Project’s Voices from Haiti: Tales of Reproductive Health shares first person stories told by women in Haiti. Paired with beautiful photographs of women who live predominately in villages outside of Port-Au-Prince, the stories add another dimension to our understanding of the need for family planning. Although they have endured a lot and their… Read more »

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In rural Africa, climate work brings political power to women  

OUELESSEBOUGOU, MALI — At the end of every wet day, Sali Samake walks to a gauge a short distance from the mud brick houses in her village of Tamala in southwest Mali to measure how much rain has fallen. It may seem like a modest activity, but the 58-year-old is contributing to essential knowledge for… Read more »

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Women of Color Speak Out aim to change the color of climate justice  

“A lot of the mainstream groups don’t always realize it,” climate justice activist Sarra Tekola says on the phone. “They don’t really connect that it is the same people who were colonized before that are now dying in the destructive behavior that is destroying the earth. And it is the former colonizer nations that are responsible… Read more »