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.
Next week, the Vatican will open the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland—just one month after the ominous anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the Vatican policy banning birth control. While the hierarchy “celebrates” 50 years of Humanae Vitae, a ban that has caused half a century of harm to the world’s poorest communities, and as we […]
New developments for Mozambique under the action plan include the creation of a new law against domestic violence and the signing of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women and the African Union’s protocol on women’s rights.
Ms. is proud to host the What Women Want blog series—where we will share the reproductive and maternal healthcare demands from women and girls around the world. In our first installment, women from Uganda speak out on pregnancy and childcare.
Cooperatives bring people together to work collectively—maximizing income potential and building financial security in the long-term. In poor and marginalized communities, membership can be life-changing, particularly for women.