Did you know that 222 million women and girls globally want to delay pregnancy but don’t have access to quality contraceptives? This unmet need has devastating impacts on women’s health, and impedes progress on our global development goals. READ MORE
Critics of the interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear programs make a point — the steps outlined by global leaders this weekend are but one portion of the actions demanded by the United Nations Security Council. READ MORE
Did you know that 7 out of 10 women have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime? That’s 7 women too many. Violence takes many forms - physical, sexual, emotional, and mental – and the vast majority of it is perpetrated by men and boys. READ MORE
At age five, Kakenya was engaged to a boy from her neighborhood, and she considered herself lucky. Her new fiancée was around her age, and most girls in her community met their husbands – much older men – on their wedding day. READ MORE
Last month, I spent 10 days zigzagging across India, stopping in six cities on an unforgettable journey to visit the sites of several projects that the mHealth Alliance supports through our Innovation Working Group catalytic grant program.
Through this program, which is supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, we provide funding and technical assistance for mobile health (mHealth) projects that aim to improve maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries. This trip gave us the chance to see some of their work in action. READ MORE
This week, thousands of researchers, development experts, policymakers, and others are gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss one of the most important global issues: family planning.
Around the world, more than 220 million women want, but don’t have access to, modern contraception – which means they aren’t able to decide the timing and spacing of their families. Denying them this basic human right has far-reaching effects for themselves, their families, their communities, and their countries. READ MORE