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Why We Cannot Shy Away From Safe Abortions

On World Population Day this 11th July, world leaders will come together in London to discuss the unmet need for family planning (funding, delivery and monitoring) at a global summit hosted by the UK government and the Bill and Melinda … Continue reading

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Will London be better than Rio?

After Rio+20’s dismal outcomes, one cannot help but wonder what might happen in London this July at the Global Family Planning Summit. Will world leaders gathering to discuss funds for family planning understand that it is an urgent need all … Continue reading

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Rio+20: A Short digest

Five ways in which the Rio+20 Summit failed women: 1. Women’s Reproductive Rights: The summit’s final outcome document outlines the need to provide all women with access to family planning, but fails to address this as a reproductive right. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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The Future We Want?

The United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development or “Rio+20: The Future We Want” (held at Rio de Janeiro between June 20 and 22) promised to provide world leaders a platform to discuss, among other issues, gender equality, women’s empowerment and … Continue reading

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