As I was tweeting during Women Deliver, I noticed a new hashtag emerge during the flurry of conference coverage: #LACinvisible. It stood for Latin America and the Caribbean invisible. While there were several panels that included prominent Latin American and Caribbean activists and experts, it is...Read more
Why am I passionate about sexuality education? As a young feminist working on sexual and reproductive rights, I am often asked this question. There are so many issues facing women and girls, so many devastating consequences of gender inequality—violence against women, forced and early marriage and...Read more
Marjorie and Nolvina are a dynamic mother-daughter team that volunteers as health promoters with our partner in Honduras, Ashonplafa . They provide contraception, counseling, and health services from their home in one of the most remote areas of Honduras. Marjorie is a student in high school—she is...Read more
The year was 1982. On the concrete patio outside our home, roller skates tied tightly around my ankles, my mother’s yellow Sony Sports Walkman in hand, I pressed play and heard Prince for the first time. It was a homemade cassette with a white and purple sticky label that read “1999” in faint type...Read more
Tourists strolling past a square next to the Pantheon in Rome often stop to puzzle at an odd sculpture, designed by Bernini, of an elephant supporting an obelisk. Few waste a glance on the 19th-century palazzo to the left of the monument. Those who do see nothing to betray its purpose. Palazzo...Read more
In a speech given at the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in 2013, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet—who was the Executive Director of UN Women at the time—emphasized the connections between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive rights, and sustainable development. "Our goal...Read more
In a speech given at the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in 2013, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet—who was the Executive Director of UN Women at the time—emphasized the connections between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive rights, and sustainable development. "Our goal...Read more
According to a recent report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Honduras has the highest homicide rate in the world. People are killed in Honduras at more than twice the rate than that of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Jamaica – all countries known for having high levels of violence...Read more
According to a recent report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Honduras has the highest homicide rate in the world. People are killed in Honduras at more than twice the rate than that of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Jamaica – all countries known for having high levels of violence...Read more
Since the adoption of the Ministerial Declaration, “Preventing through Education” in 2008, the regional political response toward comprehensive sexuality has been favorable. Nevertheless, there have also been delays and setbacks in some countries. These gaps notwithstanding, governments have become...Read more