African Feminists Ready to Tackle ICPD Conference in Addis

Negotiations are in full swing this week at the African Regional Conference on Population and Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This conference, convened by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), will serve as the regional contribution to the…

Human Rights Council Adopts Child Marriage Resolution

The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution calling for the elimination of early and forced marriage. Importantly, countries with high rates of child marriage, including Chad, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Yemen, cosponsored the resolution.

Advocacy Training Empowers Young Activists in Latin America and Caribbean

From August 9-10, 2013, 28 young activists from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Montevideo, Uruguay, for an Advocacy in Practice (AiP) workshop. The workshop prepared the young women and men to advocate with their governments during the First Session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin American and the…

Women and Youth Point the Way Forward for Asia and Pacific

As more than 400 government and civil society representatives from 40 countries meet in Bangkok this week for the 6th Asian and Pacific Population Conference, women’s rights and youth activists are calling for strong government commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights in…

Youth and Women’s Groups Respond to Secretary General’s MDG Report

Today, women’s groups and youth advocates sent two separate letters to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlining their vision for global development in 2015 and beyond. The letters were sent in response to the secretary general’s recently released report, “A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards…

"After Tiller" Tells the Stories Behind the Headlines

Four years after the murder of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas, the battle to continue allowing abortions in the third trimester has moved to New Mexico. Yesterday’s New York Times covered the protests and controversy surrounding Southwest Women’s Options, the clinic…