As we think about what today, International Women’s Day, means for the United States, I am calling for stronger U.S. leadership on women’s international reproductive health and family planning (IRH/FP). Since the 1960s, the United States Government has been a global leader by providing IRH/FP assistance in dozens of countries. But have we done enough?
There are currently an estimated 215 million women around the world who want to delay or prevent pregnancy but who do not have…Continue
This week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at an event during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The event, titled Women and Agriculture: A Conversation on Improving Global Food Security, consisted of a panel of leaders from the UN, civil society, private sector, and government. In her remarks, Clinton noted that in a time when nearly 1 billion people are suffering from chronic hunger and we…Continue
Today, July 11, is World Population Day. On October 31 of this year, the world’s population is estimated to reach 7 billion people. In a lot of ways, reaching 7 billion marks a global achievement: People are living longer thanks to healthier lifestyles and great strides in medicine and agriculture. However, a world of 7 billion also poses challenges. Gaps between the rich and poor are increasing dramatically; urbanization and migration continue to put pressures on already crowded cities;…Continue