Existing and Emerging Contraceptive Technologies Can Improve Women's Health

Over the weekend, in an op-ed column entitled “Birth Control Over Baldness”, award-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof described a “high-tech revolution” in family planning “that will affect more people in a more intimate way than almost any other technological stride”. He argued for more funding towards…

Three Priority Actions on HIV/AIDS for Women and Girls

This piece is cross-posted from the Conversations for a Better World blog. In 1981, when the first cases of HIV/AIDS were identified in the United States and Africa, I was living in Bangladesh. Since then, I have watched with horror the gathering momentum of…

Standing up for Women at the G8 International Parliamentarians’ Conference

Yesterday, I spoke to 56 members of Parliament from 28 countries gathered at the G8 International Parliamentarians’ Conference about the immediate actions governments can take to secure the right to a just and healthy life for every woman and girl. The G8—also known as the Group of Eight—is an economic and political alliance made…