New U.S. Global Gender-Based Violence Strategy Says All The Right Things—But Action Is Next

On Dec. 12, the U.S. government launched its updated and long-awaited Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally. On paper, the strategy looks great. But, as always, the questions we’re left with are: What does the U.S. government do with this document now? How is it implemented? Will funding increase and be sustained?

As the halfway mark of this administration’s current term approaches, we need to ensure that words are backed up with action.

Hangover Remedy: Passage of a Permanent Repeal of the Global Gag Rule Is the Cure

It’s been a year since the Biden administration announced the rescission of the global gag rule, but a nasty hangover of its harmful effects remains. The stroke of a pen does not undo the harm of a policy designed to deny access to comprehensive reproductive health services.

The only way to ensure we, as a global community, don’t end up in this situation again is for Congress to take action to permanently bring an end to the global gag rule and pass the bipartisan Global Health, Empowerment and Rights (Global HER) Act.