Population & Reproductive Rights

Reproductive rights are the cornerstone of women’s health and independence. These include the right to voluntary marriage; the right to determine the timing, number and spacing of children; and freedom from sexual violence and coercion. Women in the U.S. and around the world encounter numerous obstacles to making fully informed reproductive choices, including lack of information and access to comprehensive services, prohibitive costs, cultural and societal taboos and customs, and poorly trained or ideologically compromised healthcare providers. Many of our member centers are conducting research, disseminating information and raising awareness about women’s health and health policy issues.

Statement of Cecile Richards, President of PPFA, on House Passing Historic Health Care Reform Bill

“Today is a truly historic day for the American people who have long demanded affordable, quality health care coverage.

Jennifer Buffett: Women and Girls Key To Solving Global Poverty

Jennifer Buffett is a member of the ICRW Leadership Council, a team of high-profile visionaries helping to advance ICRWs mission to empower women, achieve gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. Each understands the important role ICRW plays in showing that investing in women and girls creates sustainable social and economic change. They know that when women and girls have the confidence to reach their full potential, their families, communities and countries prosper.

Video URL: 
Untitled
See video

Annual Conference 2010: Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence Against Women

Display in Archives: 
Show this event in the event archives
06/11/2010 - 06/12/2010

 

The National Council for Research on Women in partnership with the US National Committee for UNIFEM present
Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence against Women: Linkages to Education, Economic Security and Health
June 11-12, 2010
Hunter College, CUNY, West Building, New York City
 

Hosted By
The Women and Gender Studies Program and Roosevelt House,
Hunter College, CUNY (City University of New York)

SPONSORS

Special Interview with Jane Roberts on International Women's Day

March 12, 2010 posted by admin

Jane Roberts, the woman behind 34 million friends of UNFPA, gave a special interview on Chicago Public Radio for International Women's Day. "Gender inequality is the moral scourge of the age," said Roberts. Due to gendercide, sex-selective abortion, and other human rights atrocities, there are 100 million missing girls in the world. To listen to the interview, click here. As Roberts said, "when the world takes care of women, women take care of the world." I think that's something we can all get behind!


<< Back to the Full Blog

Status, Class, and Creed: The Different Logics of Policy Change on Women's Rights

Date/Time: 
04/22/2010

Mala Htun, Associate Professor of Political Science, The New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College

Controversy Over Super Bowl Ad

Member Organization: 
Ms. Foundation for Women

Fox News, Special Report with Bret Baier

Ms. Foundation Promotes Reproductive Justice

January 28, 2010 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird


<< Back to the Full Blog

Syndicate content