Women & Children


How Developing Nations Are Harnessing Green Technologies

By: Julie Potyraj Tamil Nadu is a state on the southern tip of India steeped in history. Its countless fishing villages near the Bay of Read More

Do Mothers Have a Say?

A recent breakthrough in genetic engineering suggests new options in treating genetic diseases while raises ethical concerns. By Yvaine Ye Her phone rang. It was Read More

Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation

Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation The Life Equation is a documentary about a impossible choices. When José meets Crecencia Buch, a Read More


Mexico City Policy Restrictions Will Hurt Organizations Providing HIV/AIDS Care, Support…

The Guardian: Closing an HIV lifeline in Africa: the dire impact of Trump’s abortion crackdown “…The lives of the poorest women in Southern Africa depend on organizations such as [Mozambique’s Amodefa — the Mozambican Association for Family Development]. Yet they will be among the worst affected by Donald Trump’s crackdown on family planning groups around…More

The Guardian Publishes Timeline Of Women’s Push For Access To Family Planning, Abortion,…

The Guardian: Families, fertility, and feminism: landmarks in women’s rights “Women have fought long and hard to secure access to family planning and abortion, and reduce maternal mortality. A modern timeline of that struggle tells a story full of highs and lows…” (Ford, 7/27).

Nations, Organizations Pledged Estimated $5B At London Family Planning Summit, Gates Foundation…

Devex: How significant were the pledges at the London Family Planning Summit? “Advocates have welcomed the news that an estimated $5 billion was pledged to improve and expand reproductive health services in developing countries at the London Family Planning Summit earlier this month … but say it still falls far short of the sums needed,…More

Donations To She Decides International Family Planning Initiative ‘Still Coming In,’…

Devex: She Decides fund for family planning takes shape “Six months after U.S. President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of an extended ‘global gag rule,’ the She Decides family planning movement launched in its wake is beginning to take shape. A spokesperson told Devex that donations ‘have risen substantially’ since the She Decides conference in March, when…More

Faith-Based Organizations Explore Involvement With Family Planning Activities At Wilson Center…

Washington Times: Faith-based groups face dilemma in cooperating with family planning organizations “…Faith-based organizations (FBOs) and churches are effective vehicles for family planning education and resources, but religious convictions often deter such institutions from partnering in the cause. An event Tuesday at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars — attended by about 100 people,…More

Global Community, Governments Should Strengthen Commitment To Women, Access To Family Planning…

Huffington Post: When Women Are In Charge Of Family Planning, Everyone Wins Jyoti Vajpayee, senior program officer for family planning at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India “…When women are empowered, they become active participants in decision-making for their family — determining its size, for instance. Enabling women to make informed decisions on…More

CGD Podcast Discusses Future Of Family Planning Funding, Strategic Resource Allocation

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: The Future of Family Planning — Podcast with Rachel Silverman In this podcast, Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with Rachel Silverman, CGD’s assistant director of global health policy, about the future of financing international family planning efforts (7/19).

Meeting Global Need For Family Planning, Maternal, Newborn Care In Developing Countries Would…

Huffington Post: Investing In Women’s Reproductive Health: The Value Of $8 Seema Jalan, executive director of the Universal Access Project “…Just-released data from the Guttmacher Institute found that meeting the global need for family planning and maternal and newborn health care in developing regions would cost just $8.39 per person per year. Imagine: less than…More

Donors Commit $207M To UNFPA At London Family Planning Summit; Agency Needs Additional $700M…

Associated Press: $207 million pledged to U.N. population agency facing U.S. cuts “The U.N. Population Fund, which has seen all funding cut by the Trump administration, says donors have committed $207 million to help expand family planning services and strengthen national health programs. But the agency, known as UNFPA, says it still needs $700 million…More

Digital Technologies Improving Access To Family Planning For India’s Youth

Inter Press Service: Digitizing Family Planning: The Way of the Future “Online shopping may have its pros and cons, but when it comes to buying products that have an invisible morality tag, it’s the safest possible option, believes Franklin Paul. One of India’s most vocal advocates for youth rights to sexual health, education, and products,…More

FT Health Discusses Family Planning Summit, Features Excerpts From Melinda Gates’s Speech

FT Health: Family planning pledges more important than ever The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses pledges made at the 2017 Family Planning Summit in London last week, as well as funding challenges. The newsletter features excerpts from a speech made by Melinda Gates during the summit and provides a…More

Blog Posts Highlight Pledges Made At London Family Planning Summit, Next Steps For Donors

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Family Planning Summit Raises Much-Needed Funds. Now It’s Time for Donors to Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real. Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst with CGD, discusses her attendance at this week’s London Family Planning Summit, writing, “With significant new money raised for the cause — an…More

Devex Highlights 4 Key Takeaways From London Family Planning Summit

Devex: Highlights from the London Family Planning Summit “The London Family Planning Summit held in the United Kingdom on Tuesday has been heralded a major success — raising at least $2.5 billion in new funding commitments for reproductive health services, signing up new partners and countries to its 2020 targets, and delivering a renewed sense…More

Danish Family Planning Aid Will Help ‘Limit Migration’ Of Africans To Europe, Development…

BBC News: Denmark’s contraception aid to Africa ‘to limit migration’ “Denmark has pledged more funds for family planning in developing nations, saying this could also help ‘limit the migration pressure on Europe.’ The Minister for Development Co-operation, Ulla Tørnæs, said Copenhagen would contribute 91m kroner (£11m; $14m) for the program. She said unwanted pregnancies had…More

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