With nearly half of the world’s population under the age of 25, it is critical that the new global agenda on development places young people’s voices and needs at its center. The Millennium Development Goals, despite their many clear benefits for development, rendered further invisible the needs of...Read more
The seven billion people sharing the planet face a number of global challenges that span economic, social, and environmental development. These include climate change, environmental degradation, food and water insecurity, state fragility, economic crises, poverty, and growing inequality. These...Read more
The seven billion people sharing the planet face a number of global challenges that span economic, social, and environmental development. These include climate change, environmental degradation, food and water insecurity, state fragility, economic crises, poverty, and growing inequality. These...Read more
In 2014, we are at a crucial point. We must design a new global development agenda that will support the creation of a sustainable world without social inequalities that our grandchildren will be able to enjoy. Securing the sexual and reproductive health and rights is central to achieving this...Read more
In 2014, we are at a crucial point. We must design a new global development agenda that will support the creation of a sustainable world without social inequalities that our grandchildren will be able to enjoy. Securing the sexual and reproductive health and rights is central to achieving this...Read more
The recent events in Jamaica surrounding the brutal murder of a 16-year-old boy described as a "cross-dresser" by the media should be a wakeup call for people in Barbados and across the Caribbean more generally. Regrettably, there seems to be a growing intolerance by some people in our society of...Read more
In partnership with 41 Member Associations in the Americas and the Caribbean, IPPF/WHR is making significant progress toward ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights are a reality for all in the region. Increasingly, governments are acknowledging the importance of investing in women’s...Read more
In partnership with 41 Member Associations in the Americas and the Caribbean, IPPF/WHR is making significant progress toward ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights are a reality for all in the region. Increasingly, governments are acknowledging the importance of investing in women’s...Read more
I recently conducted a sexual health training with a group of employees. After the session ended, one of the men who had attended approached me. Within earshot of the other participants, he interrogated me about whether I had children. When I told him I did not, he responded that by now—the ripe "...Read more
"We welcome Pope Francis’ desire to find 'a new balance' within the Catholic Church and ensure it is truly ‘a home for all,’” said Carmen Barroso, Regional Director of International Planned Parenthood Region/Western Hemisphere Region. “The recognition that the church is out of step with modern...Read more