African Feminists Ready to Tackle ICPD Conference in Addis

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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 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 Review. Experts and government representatives from 52 […]


Women and Youth Point the Way Forward for Asia and Pacific

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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 the region. The five-day population conference is an opportunity for governments […]

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

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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 the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the United […]


"After Tiller" Tells the Stories Behind the Headlines

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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 in Albuquerque, N.M., that provides abortions after 20 weeks, among other services. Anti-abortion activists, […]