Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the launch of State of the World's Fathers at the United Nations. The report, produced by the global alliance MenCare, provides an excellent overview of men's roles within families, in the home, and in the health system. Above all, the report highlights...Read more
With Memorial Day behind us and summer here, most kids in New York are finishing school or preparing for camp or dreaming of pools and extended playtime. But this summer will be very, very different for one 10-year-old girl in Paraguay. Because she’s pregnant. The girl’s doctors discovered the...Read more
Last year, I traveled to Bolivia to get a firsthand glimpse of the work of our local Member Association CIES . It's hard to forget the twenty-minute drive from the airport to La Paz's city center. Nestled high above Bolivia's capital city, the airport is located in El Alto, which offers a sweeping...Read more
This week IPPF/WHR is joining health advocates from around the world to celebrate every woman’s right to dignity, respect, and skilled healthcare on the second annual International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. Maternal health encompasses the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and...Read more
This week IPPF/WHR is joining health advocates from around the world to celebrate every woman’s right to dignity, respect, and skilled healthcare on the second annual International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. Maternal health encompasses the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and...Read more
This is the second of a two-part blog about IPPF’s participation at the U.N’s Commission on the Status of Women. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women recognizes that States parties are obliged to include advice on family planning and to guarantee women’s...Read more
This is the second of a two-part blog about IPPF’s participation at the U.N’s Commission on the Status of Women. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women recognizes that States parties are obliged to include advice on family planning and to guarantee women’s...Read more
This is the first of a two-part blog about IPPF’s participation at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women. Each year advocates, representatives, and policy makers from around the world gather for the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) – the principal global policy-making...Read more
This is the first of a two-part blog about IPPF’s participation at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women. Each year advocates, representatives, and policy makers from around the world gather for the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) – the principal global policy-making...Read more
Today marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade – the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States. This was a major victory for women and reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates in the U.S. because it finally placed the decision to terminate a pregnancy where...Read more