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Sexual Rights

County Governments in Kenya Must Take Lead in Fight for Gender Equality

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Ambassador Tarja Fernandez speaks at the International Women's Day on 08 March 2016. Photo Credit: Embassy of Finland, Kenya The 3rd Devolution Con...

Law v. Culture: Judgment On Age of Marriage in Zimbabwe

Eisenhower Fellowships | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Eisenhower Fellowships

Child marriage is widely recognized as a violation of children's rights, and it is generally described as the marrying of (primarily) girls under the age of 18. According to UNICEF, in Southern Africa 33 percent of women between the ages of 20 and 24 were married in childhood.

The U.S. Steps Up for Women and Girls: Now What?

Serra Sippel | Posted 10.01.2016 | Impact
Serra Sippel

Now is the time to move forward with greater commitment than ever to ensuring that women and girls - and their sexual and reproductive health and rights - are at the center of U.S. policies at home and abroad.

Celebrating the Sustainable Development Goals -- Without Fear!

Purnima Mane | Posted 09.25.2016 | Impact
Purnima Mane

To see such passion and conviction in our world's new development agenda fills me with hope and renewed energy to do my part in making it happen.

Portland Sex Worker Activist Wins World Sexual Health Day Writing Award

Buster Ross | Posted 09.11.2016 | Impact
Buster Ross

This year's Portland SlutWalk is being organized by a small group of people, including Elle, and she and I had decided to collaborate on a piece of writing to support the event. But when we got together and I read what Elle had already written, I found I had little to add.

Men in the Movement: Fathers, Partners and More

Alexander Sanger | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact
Alexander Sanger

We still have a long way to go in ensuring that men play an active role not only in their own health, but the health of their families. As a man in the movement for sexual and reproductive health and rights, I know it will take each and every one of us -- men and women alike -- to achieve gender equality in our lifetimes.

Act Now to End FGM

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Tewodros Melesse

Every year, in Africa alone, three million girls are subjected to female genital mutilation. That's about 8,000 every day.

A Move Forward for Abortion Rights in the Dominican Republic

Alexander Sanger | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Alexander Sanger

No woman should have to risk imprisonment to access the health services she needs, wants, and deserves. This is an important step forwards for a region with some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world.

An Unfinished Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the 21st Century

Joaquim Chissano | Posted 11.17.2014 | Home
Joaquim Chissano

Sexual and reproductive rights are often lightning rods in intergovernmental debates and national politics and sidelined as distractions. But these rights are the basic rights of all individuals to have control over decisions that affect the most private aspects of their lives.

'I Decide:' A Campaign Calling on World Leaders to Put Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the Heart of Global Development

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Tewodros Melesse

Our message is simple. People should have the right to decide -- who they live with; what happens to their bodies; if, when, and how many children to have -- the right to determine their futures.

'Back to the Grassroots': Building a Movement for Sexual and Economic Rights

Beverly Bell | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Anne Lim, interviewed by Deepa Panchang Anne Lim is from Quezon City, Philippines, where she serves as Executive Director of GALANG, a lesbian-le...

People Who Have Experienced Discrimination To Haters: 'Kiss My A**'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact

A group of people who have experienced discrimination has issued a strong statement to the people who judge them. It goes like this: "Kiss my ass."...

Another New Year -- And One More Chance to Choose the World We Want

Mariela Castro Espín | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Mariela Castro Espín

I joined the UN High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Development to help make sure sexual and reproductive rights are specifically addressed in the UN's Post-2015 Development Agenda, and that the rights of women and young people receive the priority they deserve.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Women's Rights in 2013

Alexander Sanger | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Alexander Sanger

When it came to women's rights, there was indeed ugliness. Despite these setbacks, there is reason for hope. Here's my wrap-up of the top five wins for sexual and reproductive rights in 2013.

What Is Sexual Freedom?

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Sexual freedom does not only include the right for gay couples to marry or the right to cross-dress in public, but our right to have the kind of sex we want in our private bedrooms, the freedom to express our ideas online and in the media and the freedom to be who we are.

GOP War on Women Goes Global

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

These cuts to basic services benefiting the poor, and particularly poor women, will not reduce the deficit, will not create jobs, and will not improve the future prospects of the United States.

Ugandan Tragedy, Human Rights, and US Foreign Aid

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Serra Sippel

While the U.S. has condemned egregious examples of rights-violating policies in Uganda, it still funds HIV interventions that are inherently anti-LGBT and anti-woman.

Post-Label Sexuality: The Time Has Come

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

Human sexuality is neither simple nor static. Is it not finally time to consider doing away with labels that squeeze people and their sexuality into boxes rather than support their journey?

Nursing Home Sex: You've Gotta Fight for Your Rights

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Demand that you or your loved one be given the right to maintain sexual independence, stressing that it's not inappropriate or offensive for people to be sexually active in their later years.