As the director of the DelMar Global Trust, a private foundation with climate change as its primary focus, I am often asked how grants to organizations that support women’s reproductive health fit into our overall strategy. Family planning services have a positive ripple effect. Providing women...Read more
Alejandra Meglioli, Director of Programs, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region New York, New York, U.S.A. I think that the [initial Zika] response was very narrow. I mean, at the very beginning, the governments just said to focus on mosquito control. And even...Read more
I was in the Dominican Republic recently, and we’re working on a project where young people are doing social audits of the public health centers. On paper, they’re supposed to be youth-friendly, they’re supposed to be serving adolescents, but [young people] go there, and they say, “Aren’t you a...Read more
My husband and I have donated to IPPF/WHR for the last twenty years because it aligns so well with our values: lightening human impact on the Earth by empowering women and girls. These days, as governments willfully neglect both climate change and the people (primarily women and girls) who suffer...Read more
My husband and I have donated to IPPF/WHR for the last twenty years because it aligns so well with our values: lightening human impact on the Earth by empowering women and girls. These days, as governments willfully neglect both climate change and the people (primarily women and girls) who suffer...Read more
Earlier this month, the United Nations Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental body charged with upholding human rights around the world, issued a resolution on the importance of the family in achieving sustainable development. Despite an attempt by the government of South Africa to insert...Read more
We cannot deny the intertwined nature of environmental and reproductive justice, or the influence reproductive justice has on the quality of life of women and families and on the sustainable health of the entire planet. Scientists estimate that providing voluntary family planning for those who want...Read more
Over the course of a month in San Ignacio, Belize, I spoke with women about their experiences in their relationships and in their communities with regard to family planning. These women, whose ages ranged from 24 to 50, were open and generous when sharing their stories. We talked about a variety of...Read more
Over the course of a month in San Ignacio, Belize, I spoke with women about their experiences in their relationships and in their communities with regard to family planning. These women, whose ages ranged from 24 to 50, were open and generous when sharing their stories. We talked about a variety of...Read more
You know where I get birth control pills? I get them in my mailbox. Every three months, I receive a large, white envelope that gives me the freedom to choose when and whether to have a child. I thought about this envelope when I was in the jungle in Peru, where many women live their entire lives...Read more