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Faith Leaders Are Joining the Call for Gun Law Reforms That Save Women’s Lives

Last week, an interfaith coalition spanning 36 faiths came together to deliver one simple, but monumental, message: Women and girls can’t wait for common sense gun control.

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Melanie Martinez is Telling Teen Girls a New Story

Millions of girls now know her musical story of increasing confidence by heart—and see themselves reflected in it.

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The Middle-Income Trap: Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Too often, middle-income regions like Latin America and the Caribbean are ignored in conversations about global gender equality and women’s rights and health.

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Women and Men are Ready to Deliver Gender Justice—With Passion

There was a buzzing air of positivity at Women Deliver, and such a diverse mix of people spreading ideas and creating partnerships to make collaborative action possible.

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Going Negative: Why Women Can’t Act Like Men

Voters feel women should be compassionate and relatable, and that those are the strengths they should use to overcome negativity. Because of those gendered expectations, many people penalize women candidates when they come out swinging.

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Women Belong at the Center of the Environmental Justice Movement

When women are included in the climate planning process, not only do they bring in a unique perspective, but are also more likely to take part in solutions. When diverse perspectives are engaged in climate action, stronger solutions are more likely.

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Fueling Sustainable Development for Women and Girls with Clean Cookstoves

Increasing access to clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels can deliver dramatic gender impacts, while also improving health, protecting the environment, and enhancing livelihoods

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Solving the Global Reproductive Care Crisis Means Solving the Funding Crisis

The current shortfall facing groups like UNFPA is the result of a shift in donor funding priorities and an overall decrease in funding for development programs. There is no quick fix for that.

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I’m Still Asking: Where’s The Family Planning?

As thousands of advocates, policymakers and global leaders wrap up a week of discussion at the Women Deliver conference on how to transform our world, I can’t help but keep asking: WTFP?!

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5 Key Takeaways on Ending Child Marriage from the Women Deliver Conference

Mabel van Orange, chair of Girls Not Brides, said at this conference: “A world that has child marriage will never be a world where girls and boys are equal, a world where women are equal to men.” Here’s five ways we can build a world where they are.