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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Investing in the Transformative Power of a Mobile Generation

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

It is crucial that we communicate, engage, and empower youth through a medium they not only understand, but also have almost universal access to, so that they can truly transform their own lives and the lives of those around them.

The Hidden War in El Salvador

Salil Shetty | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Salil Shetty

Scratch beneath the surface of apparent peace in El Salvador and you will find a hidden war being waged. A war that does not involve guns or troops but one that has still resulted in the unnecessary deaths and disability of thousands and the incarceration of others. A war being waged against women and girls.

Running Toward a Goal -- Margaret Kenyatta at the London Marathon

Abbas Gullet | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Abbas Gullet

Maternal health in Kenya needs vast improvement. Each day, 15 women and 290 children die as a result of pregnancy complications, giving birth, HIV and other curable and preventable childhood diseases.

United Nations Commission Calls for Increased Efforts to Promote Gender Equality

Alexander Sanger | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Alexander Sanger

After two weeks of intense negotiations, the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women ended early Saturday morning with a strong call to prioritize gender equality and the human rights of women in order to achieve sustainable development.

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.

Women, Abortion, and Helms: Executive Action to Break Barriers

Serra Sippel | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Serra Sippel

Increasingly, women's bodies are battlegrounds. Not just figurative battlegrounds, but literally -- women's bodies are spaces where soldiers assert domination to gain a tactical advantage over other combatants, to build trust and camaraderie among soldiers, and to subdue communities to their will.

Married Young: The Scourge of Child Brides in South Asia

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Child marriage is both the symptom of a patriarchal society unwilling to let women progress and the cause of other gender-based issues such as economic marginalization and poor health care.

Will 'Safe From the Start' Bring Needed Change for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Crisis?

Serra Sippel | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Serra Sippel

This week at the U.N. General Assembly, amid critical talks about peace and security in Syria and across the Middle East, another narrative is taking its rightful place in New York -- the health and human rights of women and girls globally.

Teen Moms In Africa Speak Out About Sexual Rights

CNN | Posted 03.16.2012 | Teen

Sierra Leone and Liberia have some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with 15-24 year olds accounting for 40 percent of such deaths...

I'm Watching

Julianne Moore | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women
Julianne Moore

This year, in this election, I am committing to watching even more vigilantly. I truly can't imagine a more important election for us to make our voices heard.

San Francisco Banners Highlight Trust Women Week

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 03.13.2012 | San Francisco
Ellen R. Shaffer

We need the government to fix the economy and to fund vital basic health services, and to quit interfering with our private decisions about our reproductive health.

Will Tom Daschle Be What The Reproductive Rights Community Wants?

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

The former S. Dakota senator may please some inside-the-Beltway Democrats, but the reaction of reproductive and sexual health advocates working on the ground will be interesting to gauge.