Entries for 'Frances Kissling'

Is it time to end the population taboo?
The issue of rapid population increase has not gone away, yet it remains an unmentionable topic in international policy circles. This must change.
Where Are The Women? Reflections on International Women’s Day 2017
Frances Kissling, women's rights activist and The Life You Can Save board member, discusses International Women’s Day (March 8th), " observed throughout the world as a day of action for women, a time to seek specific improvements in women’s lives and to commit to ending the suffering that women experience merely because they are women."
Trump’s Policy Threatens Reproductive Rights of Global Poor
Just days after an estimated 3 million people in over a hundred countries including Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, India, Peru and Nigeria marched in the Women’s March on Washington, President Trump reinstated and expanded severe prohibitions on US funding for foreign non governmental organizations that advocate for or provide legal abortion services. Provide such services with your own money and lose all US funding for other services, said Trump. Hardest hit historically by the ban have been family planning organizations in developing countries, but the Trump ban, known as the Global Gag Rule (GGR), has extended its reach to include all groups that receive US global health assistance.

Both safe abortion and modern contraception are essential to women’s health and well being and reproductive health is increasingly considered among human rights. But they are also essential tools in accomplishing TLYCS’ goals –improving the lives of those living in extreme poverty.
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