We often think poverty is what makes girls vulnerable to sex trafficking, but new research suggests another set of related factors may play a significant role: family dysfunction, domestic violence and abuse.
Women are uniquely caught in the crosshairs of Sudan’s civilian crisis—and they’re also forming a front line in its unfolding revolution.
Too Young to Wed’s 2018 Girls’ Champion Award winner, Hauwa, bravely took the stage at the 2019 Women Deliver conference and shared her story of survival and courage with the world.
Experts at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference discussed the impact of US funding restrictions and the need for data-driven programs and policies to increase access to safe abortion.
Hundreds of women and girls visited the What Women Want booth at the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning to make demands for expanding and improving family planning around the world.
Zewde is now the only woman to hold such a post across the continent of Africa.
When developed countries politicize the female body, those of us in developing countries feel the effects.
Accessibility to quality health care centers is a major issue that contributes to high maternal mortality rates in Kenya—and now, women across the country are demanding the care they need.
The What Women Want campaign has provided EngenderHealth Uganda with an opportunity to get first-hand information about the women’s priority concerns regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights. From their responses, we’ve learned they fundamentally want their rights respected and to have healthy reproductive lives.
Seventy-six percent of girls in Niger are married before the age of 18. Only 14 percent are enrolled in secondary school. Together, these two stark statistics shed immense light on the conditions shaping the lives of girls in the nation—and provide a blueprint for how to empower them.