12-7-2012

In celebration of International Planned Parenthood Federation's 60th anniversary, fifteen young people from Profamilia used contemporary dance moves to capture the attention of a group of teens at The Boys and Girls Club in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Profamilia's... READ MORE

12-6-2012

If you bring up the topic of violence against woman to ten people anywhere in the world, you’ll likely get ten opinions about how common it is, why it happens, and how to eliminate it.

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12-1-2012

Violence against women is a problem that many women in our region face, and sometimes they don't even know it. When a young woman receives sexual and reproductive health services, it’s possible for a conversation about gender-based violence to occur between her and the doctor. In a setting that is private and confidential, a doctor who shows... READ MORE

11-25-2012

Today, thousands of organizations and individuals around the world are demanding an end to gender-based violence in their communities as a part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. Each year, the campaign begins on November 25th, the International Day for the... READ MORE

11-22-2012

Since I began my internship in July, I have had the opportunity to contribute to the celebrations, new initiatives, and campaigns surrounding IPPF’s 60th anniversary. This is a major accomplishment. Over the span of 60 years, IPPF has become the... READ MORE

11-13-2012

Sixty years ago, the International Planned Parenthood Federation was founded in Mumbai (Bombay), India when a handful of women set out to create a different kind of world. These women—from eight family planning organizations representing the Netherlands, Hong Kong,... READ MORE

9-28-2012

For more than two decades, advocates in Latin America and the Caribbean have come together on September 28th to demand governments decriminalize abortion, provide access to safe and legal abortion services, and bring an end to the stigma faced by women who have had an abortion.

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9-27-2012

On November 29, 1952, a handful of brave women set out to create a different kind of world. One of them was Margaret Sanger, who founded the birth control movement in the United States, where she had been... READ MORE

8-1-2012

Who is better equipped to solve issues related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health than young people themselves? In celebration of World Contraception Day, we’ve joined forces with MTV Latin America, Bayer, and the Latin American Center for Health and Women to launch the... READ MORE

7-25-2012

So much has been said about the Global Fund and the role of government in providing coverage for their populations. The speaker at the presentation I attended today talked about how 81 poor countries around the world have increased GDP, but people in these countries are still poor, especially in urban areas. By 2025, 60% of the wealth in the... READ MORE

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