When the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States, medical anthropologist Richard Parker had just started a doctoral program at University of California, Berkeley. Soon after, he found himself in the epicenter of one of the world’s most devastating epidemics. The fortuity of being in that particular place in that moment in... READ MORE
“If this project did not exist, there would be more women with cancer, more pregnant teenagers, more people with HIV.”
“We cannot develop as a country without addressing the poverty and discrimination that adolescents face.” - Giovanna Sofía Carrillo, Project Coordinator at INPPARESREAD MORE
I know a funny little man,
As quiet as a mouse,
Who does the mischief that is done
In everybody’s house!
There’s no one ever sees his face,
And yet we all agree
That every plate we break was cracked
By Mr. Nobody.
The stanza above is from a children’s poem about... READ MORE
In 2003, the Bush Administration enacted a law requiring nonprofits that receive federal funds to fight AIDS internationally to sign a statement publicly opposing sex work. On Thursday, a decade of advocacy challenging the provision yielded an enormous victory:... READ MORE
Today, we celebrate another historic sexual rights victory in the Western Hemisphere! In a 5-4 ruling, the US Supreme Court has declared that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.READ MORE
In Haiti, a common household item is saving women’s lives.
A mother of five, Emmanuela Joseph regularly visits the Profamil clinic in Port-au-Prince. A few months ago, a nurse explained that Profamil had a fast and accurate test to detect cervical cancer.... READ MORE
To realize our full potential, young people need a guarantee of our human rights and the ability to be full participants in the global, regional, and national policies that affect our lives. That's why MYX, IPPF's global youth movement for sexual and reproductive rights, provided the... READ MORE
“Because we are young they think we are little kids. But we represent the future of the country. We have the right to speak and express our feelings.”
Fifteen-year-old Ester speaks with genuine emotion when she describes the impact the Haiti Adolescent Girls Network has had on her life. Like many girls living in Port-au-... READ MORE