Women & Children


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

The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and Read More

The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read 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

PAI Examines History Of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance

PAI: Cents and Sensibility: U.S. International Family Planning Assistance from 1965 to the Present This report discusses the history of U.S. international family planning assistance and includes an interactive graph containing funding data from 1965 to the present (July 2017).

U.K.’s Role In Expanding Global Access To Family Planning ‘More Important Than Ever’ In…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: A smart investment for Britain: family planning Julia Bunting, president of the Population Council and member of the FP2020 Reference Group “…For Britain, as the global landscape continues to shift, now is the moment to recommit to its unique role as a key driver in expanding family planning access, especially in light…More

New Paper Identifies Actions To Accelerate Family Planning Efforts In Humanitarian Contexts

Inter-agency Working Group for Reproductive Health in Crises: Family planning saves lives and promotes resilience in humanitarian contexts “…In preparation [for the London Family Planning Summit,] the Inter-agency Working Group for Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG) convened an expert consultation on family planning in humanitarian contexts … At the expert consultation, IAWG members presented their…More

Canada Launches Reproductive Health, Family Planning Projects At London Summit As Part Of New…

Globe And Mail: Trudeau government unveils reproductive health projects “…[A more than Can$18 million project to support abortion and family planning services in Mozambique], announced on Tuesday, is the first specific example of how the Trudeau government is venturing into foreign aid policies not permitted under the previous Conservative government — or the Trump administration…More

In GHN Interview, Advance Family Planning Director Discusses London Summit, Keeping FP/RH…

Global Health NOW: In London, Reviving Ambitious Goals: Q&A with Duff Gillespie “…Advance Family Planning (AFP)​ Director Duff Gillespie, PhD, a professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, explains the task at hand [at the London Family Planning Summit] and gives his insights…More

At Least $2.5B In New Pledges Made At London Family Planning Summit; Summit ‘Overshadowed’…

TIME: Melinda Gates ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Trump Cuts to Family Planning “…Governments, private companies, and donors committed at least $2.5bn to support family planning at the summit, according to organizers. The U.K. government announced Tuesday it would give an additional $58m dollars per year in its foreign aid budget to support family planning … Canada…More

London Family Planning Summit Pledges To Reach $2.5B; In Plenary, Melinda Gates Says She’s…

Devex: London Family Planning Summit to raise at least $2.5B “Ministers, donors, civil society groups, and private sector partners are set to pledge at least $2.5 billion in new funding to improve and expand the reach of reproductive health services to women and girls in developing countries at the Family Planning Summit being held in…More

U.K. To Announce Additional $57.8M In Family Planning Foreign Assistance

The Independent: U.K. family planning foreign aid cash ‘will save woman’s life every 90 minutes’ “Britain will commit an extra £45m in new aid to provide family planning and contraception around the world, the government has announced. Ministers say the new cash will help the 214 million women worldwide who lack modern contraception but do…More

$570M E.U.-U.N. Program Will Address Women’s Rights, Family Planning, E.U. Official Says

Devex: Details emerge of 500M euro E.U.-U.N. program on women’s rights, family planning “The European Commission is preparing a 500 million euro ($570 million) program with the United Nations on women’s rights, which is to be announced at the United Nations General Assembly in September, according to a senior European Union aid official. … [Klaus…More

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