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BRAZIL: Time to Break the Silence on Abortion

When her father was excommunicated from the Catholic Church for performing a potentially life-saving abortion on a 9-year-old girl, Thais Moraes recognized the need to open up discussion on abortion in Brazil. Read More »

"The archbishop affirmed that rape was a dreadful sin. But abortion, he said, was even worse."

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Offer: Workshop:Strengthening the Voices of Women Champions for Family Planning and Reproductive Health - September 2011

Family planning and reproductive health are crucial components of development, yet access to quality services that meet the needs of women and their families remains a challenge. … Read More»

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Paying for Attention

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10 things African WOMEN must CHANGE

This message was shared by a friend and I would like to share it with all those who love women. What is your take on the 10 points? You may agree or disagree with some points, read on; … Read More»

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Listen. Be Heard. Amplify. Connect. ACT.

On the damp floor of a mud hut in rural West Africa, 40 km on a dirt road from the nearest phone, computer or radio tower, an 18 year old illiterate girl named Fatim is giving birth to her fifth child … Read More»

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All Americans Are Pro-Choice—Even Stupak!

Believe it or not, we’re all pro-choice. Yes, even Stupak, even Bush, and even the thousands that participate in the annual Walk for Life in San Francisco on January 22. Americans love choice. … Read More»

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End the Global Gag Rule for good and increase funding for family planning!

Two important issues for women around the world are coming before Congress this September: a permanent repeal of the Global Gag Rule and an increase for family planning funding. Both … Read More»

Girl Revolution

The world is waking up to the fact that the greatest force for global change is growing up before our very eyes. Read More »

"When you begin to undo whatever negativity was instilled, you see they become a totally different species."

Betty Makoni | Founder, Girl Child Network, Zimbabwe

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mothers dying

This morning, I was reading a daily and I came across a UNICEF report warning the Philippine government that maternal deaths continue to rise with some 230 women dying here for every 100,000 live bi … Read More»

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Family Planning: God's Choice?

This is a paper I wrote for my class gender & international development. It looks at the issue of abortion, and other women's issues in developing countries and their relation to religion. … Read More»

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