The High Cost of Legal Abortion in South Africa

Abortion has been legal in South Africa for 20 years. But poverty, lack of access to information, and stigma remain significant barriers to actually obtaining safe abortion services.

Mapping Change for Girls, One Post-It Note at a Time

Many governments refuse to provide comprehensive sexuality education to young people, leaving a void of information about sexual and reproductive health and rights. Local organizations like TICAH are working to fill that void.

Nothing About Us Without Us: Governments Must Engage Youth in HIV/AIDS Response

Governments must act immediately to halt the spread of HIV among its young populations, and young people themselves must be at the center of these efforts. But young people thus far have been noticeably absent from the decision-making process, and not for lack of trying.

Good Progress at the UN on Stopping AIDS, But Not Enough

The declaration makes bold new commitments to realize human rights, address the drivers of HIV among women and girls, and give young people the information and services they need to better protect themselves from HIV. But it fails to address discrimination against and criminalization of key populations affected by HIV.

Talking Sexuality and Rights in the Arab World

The Lebanon-based Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is producing a series of short videos that tackle concepts such as feminism, sexual rights, and gender identity—issues that are not well understood by the general public in the Arab world.

Doctors in Peru Become Strong Champions of Safe and Legal Abortion

Abortion to save the life or health of a woman has been legal in Peru since 1924, but the majority of Peruvian women are unable to access it. A growing group of public sector doctors, lawyers, midwives, and psychiatrists in Peru is working to change this.

Measuring the Effects of Comprehensive Sexuality Education: GPI’s Experience

Efforts to capture data and lessons learned from our program are complicated by the fact that conducting this kind of evaluation is difficult, and the girls are influenced by a variety of stakeholders, including their parents, peers, communities, and the mass media.

I’m Fighting For Feminist Progress Without Apology

As we look to the future, the women’s movement needs to capitalize on the platform provided by conferences like Women Deliver and focus its attention on discussions of gender and power.

How U.S. Policy Continues to Threaten Women’s Reproductive Rights Globally

U.S. laws and funding restrictions on abortion are incredibly damaging and harm women around the world in three fundamental ways.

Women Twice Betrayed

The case of “Belén” in Argentina demonstrates how how public institutions regularly fail women in Argentina.