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Women's Rights Must Be a Major Part of Any Climate Deal

Françoise Girard | Posted 12.10.2016 | Green
Françoise Girard

This Human Rights Day is particularly significant. In Paris, negotiators are trying to come to agreement on a global climate treaty, and a lot is on the line -- especially for women.

We Know It Works, So Let's Keep Women's Health Central in Global Development

Ann M. Starrs | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Ann M. Starrs

As the governments of the world convene this week to discuss them, they need to look at the evidence. But they also need to listen to the voices of the millions of girls and women around the world for whom access to contraception and safe abortion is integral to their survival, to their health and to their well-being.

A Door Opens for Women's Right to Sexual Pleasure, Let's Hope the FDA Doesn't Close It

Serra Sippel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Serra Sippel

The global community's response to sexual dysfunction should be equal for women and men, but it is not. This year marks 16 years since the introduction of Viagra. Today, the market includes more than 20 drugs to address male sexual dysfunction -- and not a single one for women.

African Conference: Out of Step With International Human Rights Standards

Damian Ugwu | Posted 11.08.2013 | World
Damian Ugwu

Human rights law is a set of rules that countries voluntarily sign up for, and African states have signed up for. There is no ambiguity in the law in terms of protection against discrimination, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Secure Africa's Future by Ensuring Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health for All

Joaquim Chissano | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Joaquim Chissano

No country can afford to forgo opportunities to make sexual and reproductive health and rights a reality in the 21st century. These priorities are keys to unleashing the full energies and talents of our people, especially women and young people.

The Unfinished Cairo Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health for All

Tarja Halonen | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Tarja Halonen

Nearly 20 years after 179 nations committed to protect the reproductive health and rights of women and girls at the UN International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, we have the chance to ask, "Has life really changed for women and girls?" The answer is decidedly mixed.

Towards Universal Access for Reproductive Health in the Philippines

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

A new law that went into force on January 16 in the Philippines requires the government to meet the unmet need for voluntary family planning information and supplies, especially for the country's poorest people and marginalized groups.

Waging a Global War FOR Women

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Inexplicably, as the rest of the world makes great efforts to provide family planning and reproductive health care for women everywhere, some in the U.S. Congress are seeking to go backwards.

SLIDESHOW: International Corporate Philanthropy Day Top Tweets

Posted 02.27.2012 | Impact

Corporations big and small are sharing ideas for giving back on International Corporate Philanthropy Day. CEOs, employees and nonprofits are tradin...

Honoring Our 'Founding Sisters' And Empowering Women This President's Day

Carol Peasley | Posted 04.21.2012 | Impact
Carol Peasley

Presidents' Day in the United States is an interesting holiday. For some of us, it is a day off work when we can get exceptional "deals" on cars, matt...

Seven Billion People & Women's Rights: What Is the Connection?

Anushay Hossain | Posted 01.01.2012 | World
Anushay Hossain

Reaching seven billion may be a milestone today, but unless we address women being able to access modern contraception, this number will only increase and bring with it dire consequences.