Family Planning

Post-London: Putting Words into Action on Family Planning

Jul 15th, 2012 | By
Kagame

At last week’s London Summit on Family Planning, a high-level gathering hosted by the Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development, donors pledged to provide $2.6 billion over the next eight years to help the world’s poorest women gain access to contraceptives.  It has been called a “breakthrough for the world’s poorest women
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Focus on Women & Rights on World Population Day

Jul 11th, 2012 | By
Melinda Gates

By Suzanne York, HowMany.org July 11, 2012 is World Population Day, and there are reasons to be hopeful that the subject of population, along with empowering women, will be attracting more positive attention and obtaining more positive results. We are very excited about the London Summit on Family Planning, sponsored by the Gates Foundation and
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Reproductive Rights: From Rio+20 to Aspen Ideas, London and Beyond

Jul 4th, 2012 | By
Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women

by Suzanne York, HowMany.org – In the aftermath of the UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, which deliberately left reproductive rights out of the official outcome text, there is little time to feel discouraged.  There are education and awareness campaigns to undertake, and alliances to build and strengthen – especially between the environmental and women’s
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Moving on From Rio+20

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By
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by Suzanne York, HowMany.org – An experienced and learned colleague of mine asked me one evening at the start of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) if it really mattered what issues made it or didn’t make it into the official Rio+20 text known as “The Future We Want”. Symbolically, it seemed important to
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Curbing Child Marriages: Supporting the Rights of Girls

May 11th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, May 11, 2012 If you think there is one issue that could gain bi-partisan support in the U.S. Congress, ending child marriage would likely be near the top of the list. Not only would a little bi-partisanship be good for the country, but preventing girls from marrying too young would improve lives.
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The 7 Billion Conversation: Addressing Water Scarcity Challenges

Apr 25th, 2012 | By
Photo: The Aspen Institute

By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, April 25, 2012 The Aspen Institute continued its series exploring living in a world of 7 billion people with an event this past April 18th, in a session called “A Long Walk to Water: Women, Population and Access to Safe Water.” As society grapples with a population projected to hit over
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Taking a Closer Look: Population, Poverty and Women’s Empowerment in Uttar Pradesh, India

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, April 18, 2012   In her TED talk in early April, Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation mentioned that if the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) in India were its own country, it would be the fifth largest in the world, with over 200 million people. And in this populated land,
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Debating Old News: The Contraceptive Coverage Controversy

Apr 2nd, 2012 | By
rosiemini

By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, April 2, 2012   It’s very hard to comprehend that here we are in the 21st century, living in a supposedly advanced and democratic nation, and there is a huge debate about women’s rights – namely women’s access to and use of contraceptives in the United States. As a Generation X’er,
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Building a Bridge to a Better Future: The Environment, Women’s Rights & Population Growth

Mar 14th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, March 14, 2012 If you care about people and the planet, listen up!  According to recent research, 8 in 10 environmentalists want to see population growth addressed along with a focus on consumption and clean energy. This is good news. We cannot afford to continue to “silo” the critical issues facing
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The State of Women on International Women’s Day

Mar 7th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, March 7, 2012 In the midst of all the political attacks on contraceptive coverage and women’s rights here in the U.S., it is more important than ever that we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. It’s hard to believe that in the U.S., a country which has the highest rates
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