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Progress Is 'Unequal And Fragmented' For Women: UN Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.13.2014 | Impact

Though fewer women are dying during childbirth and access to education has increased in the past 20 years, many of these gains are not reaching women ...

Beyond ICFP 2013: Let's Keep the Focus on Youth

Ward Cates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ward Cates

When girls are able to make their own decisions about whether and when to have children, they are more likely to stay in school, participate in the work force and have healthier, better-educated children.

World Population Day: 18 Groups Taking Action

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Thursday, July 11th, is World Population Day. The United Nations estimates that global population will swell to 9 billion by the year 2050. Most of t...

Beyoncé and Friends Rock the Sound of Change Concert: Global Women's Charities Benefit Directly Via Catapult

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.02.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Capped off by a hit-laden set from Chime for Change co-founder and Artistic Director, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (which saw her joined onstage for "Crazy in Love" by her husband, Jay-Z), the list of performers and presenters just might blow your mind a little.

Old Before Rich?

Michael Hodin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Ageing In The 21st Century: A Celebration And A Challenge is a big deal as it gives the full recognition that an older world - more of us over 60 than under 14 by mid century - is, indeed a global matter.

Another Blow Against Women -- House Appropriations Committee Votes to Defund UNFPA

Valerie DeFillipo | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Valerie DeFillipo

Reproductive rights are human rights, but apparently not in the minds of House Appropriators.

What Women Really Want for Valentine's Day

Robert Engelman | Posted 04.14.2012 | Impact
Robert Engelman

Access to family planning and other reproductive health services safeguard the lives of women and their children and promote families that are emotionally and economically healthy.

World Population To Reach 7 Billion On Halloween

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.24.2011 | World

You should expect more than ghosts, spirits and candy when Halloween arrives this year. On October 31, 2011, the world will welcome its seven billiont...

Abortion Didn't Matter in the Last Election? Take a Look at Congress Now

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The GOP, and allied pundits, liked to say that the election wasn't about abortion.

Women Deliver 2010: A Second Chance for the World to Deliver for Women

Nandini Oomman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nandini Oomman

The renewed energy and level of commitment to maternal and child health is exhilarating, inspiring, and absolutely essential for the world to move forward and faster on reducing maternal and child deaths.

International Women's Day: The Enormous Benefits of Investing in Family Planning and Pregnancy Related Care

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon L. Camp

This year International Women's Day coincides with the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic...

Put Women's Health Back in the Picture

Meghan Rhoad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meghan Rhoad

The Global Gag Rule withheld critical funds from organizations abroad which provided legal, voluntary abortions, counseled women about abortion, and engaged in advocacy for abortion rights.