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Founder of Our Partner CFEMEA Named Fellow of WomenChangeMakers

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Centro Feminista de Estudos e Asssessoria (CFEMEA), or the Feminist Center for Studies and Advisory Services is a nongovernmental, non-profit organization in Brazil that works for the citizenship of women and gender equality. It fights for a just, democratic society and state in an autonomous and non-partisan way.Founded on feminist thought, CFEMEA actively participates in […]

Unleashing the Power of Women in a World of 7 Billion

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Yesterday in Washington, DC we co-sponsored an event with UNFPA, National Geographic, government agencies and non-governmental organizations  focusing on women and girls as critical engines of change in the new reality of 7 billion people. In late October 2011, world population will reach 7 billion people. It is critical that we unleash the power of […]

HIV, Circumcision, and Consent

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During the last several years, adult male circumcision has become a highly promoted form of risk reduction when it comes to HIV. Some studies have shown that circumcision may reduce the chances of acquiring HIV by as much as 60%. So, in the places in Africa were HIV is the most prevalent, there are now […]

American Teens Fight Child Marriage

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Global Health News has a new short video about American teenage girls who, after learning about the plight of their counterparts in the global south who experience early and forced marriage, were energized to raise awareness about the issue. Here’s a bit more about the project: “It’s a human rights issue,” says Erica Lamberson, who’s […]

What Was Sexuality Education Like for You? (part 2)

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IWHC asked this question to a bunch of sexual and reproductive rights advocates and colleagues. Check out their answers below. In my sex ed class my teacher handed out diagrams outlining the male and female anatomy. The handout on female anatomy was missing what I felt was incredibly important: the clitoris. When I took it […]

What Was Sexuality Education Like for You?

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IWHC asked this question to a bunch of sexual and reproductive rights advocates and colleagues. Check out their answers below and come back tomorrow for the second installation. I was living in Taipei, Taiwan at the time. I was in 7th grade. They separated the boys and girls and taught us about periods which most […]

Empowering Youth to Make a Difference in International Policy: Interview with Alex Garita

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Prior to joining IWHC as Program Officer of International Policy in November 2009, Alex Garita led the international advocacy program at IPPF/Western Hemisphere Region. During her time with IPPF/WHR, Alex also helped to build the capacity of partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to advocate for their sexual and reproductive rights in international decision-making […]