Many countries battling the Zika virus have draconian abortion laws and limited access to reproductive health care, leaving pregnant women little choice but to risk delivering babies with birth defects. Health advocates have gone on the warpath against such restrictive policies. Among them is...Read more
The World Health Organization on Nov. 18 said that Zika no longer constituted a global health emergency. But that doesn’t mean the virus is no longer a threat. According to Giselle Carino of the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPFF/WHR), Zika is "like no other...Read more
Today marks the 18th International Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is a day to honor and remember trans people who have been murdered and recommit ourselves to protecting and upholding the human rights of all trans and gender-diverse individuals. The Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project...Read more
Public health experts are warning that the failure of global health agencies to challenge political and religious resistance to contraception in Zika-affected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean is leading to a humanitarian crisis for women . The World Health Organisation (WHO) and US...Read more
Today, we come together. Many of us with our loved ones and colleagues close wondering what the future holds. Many of us far away from home wondering if there is a place for us in the nation we love. For more than 60 years, we have fought against discrimination, hate, and bigotry. And while that...Read more
Today, we come together. Many of us with our loved ones and colleagues close wondering what the future holds. Many of us far away from home wondering if there is a place for us in the nation we love. For more than 60 years, we have fought against discrimination, hate, and bigotry. And while that...Read more
We are delighted to announce that IPPF/WHR Regional Director Giselle Carino has been awarded one of eight Open Society Foundations New Executive Fund grants. Created in 2013, the Fund is designed to support new nonprofit leaders implement their visions of change. The two-year grant, awarded to...Read more
On the morning of Oct. 16, 1916, a long line of Brooklyn residents and their baby carriages formed outside a Brownsville brownstone. "Can you afford to have a large family?" read the leaflets that summoned them in English, Italian and Yiddish. "Do you want any more children? If not, why do you have...Read more
Days ago, Hurricane Matthew—the most powerful storm to hit the Atlantic in 50 years—struck Haiti. In the days after, the death toll continues to rise. The main bridge that links the capital of Port-au-Prince to Southern Haiti has collapsed, and more than 350,000 people are in need of emergency...Read more
The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), and Promundo invite you to a trilingual Twitter chat in English, Portuguese, and Spanish on why women and girls must be part of the global Zika response. Thursday,...Read more