The recent events in Jamaica surrounding the brutal murder of a 16-year-old boy described as a "cross-dresser" by the media should be a wakeup call for people in Barbados and across the Caribbean more generally. Regrettably, there seems to be a growing intolerance by some people in our society of...Read more
In partnership with 41 Member Associations in the Americas and the Caribbean, IPPF/WHR is making significant progress toward ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights are a reality for all in the region. Increasingly, governments are acknowledging the importance of investing in women’s...Read more
In partnership with 41 Member Associations in the Americas and the Caribbean, IPPF/WHR is making significant progress toward ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights are a reality for all in the region. Increasingly, governments are acknowledging the importance of investing in women’s...Read more
I recently conducted a sexual health training with a group of employees. After the session ended, one of the men who had attended approached me. Within earshot of the other participants, he interrogated me about whether I had children. When I told him I did not, he responded that by now—the ripe "...Read more
"We welcome Pope Francis’ desire to find 'a new balance' within the Catholic Church and ensure it is truly ‘a home for all,’” said Carmen Barroso, Regional Director of International Planned Parenthood Region/Western Hemisphere Region. “The recognition that the church is out of step with modern...Read more
"We welcome Pope Francis’ desire to find 'a new balance' within the Catholic Church and ensure it is truly ‘a home for all,’” said Carmen Barroso, Regional Director of International Planned Parenthood Region/Western Hemisphere Region. “The recognition that the church is out of step with modern...Read more
In collaboration with CEPAM, IPPF/WHR's local Member Association in Ecuador, 26-year-old Cinthia has been mobilizing young people for several years to demand the inclusion of sexual and reproductive health for youth in the country's legislature. If passed, Ecuadorian youth will have better access...Read more
In collaboration with CEPAM, IPPF/WHR's local Member Association in Ecuador, 26-year-old Cinthia has been mobilizing young people for several years to demand the inclusion of sexual and reproductive health for youth in the country's legislature. If passed, Ecuadorian youth will have better access...Read more
Attending the the first session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Montevideo was quite an experience. It was the first time I'd traveled to Uruguay, and my day at the youth meeting began as soon as I arrived. Seventy young people from Latin American and the Caribbean...Read more
On August 15, the first session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development concluded as representatives of 38 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean adopted an historic agreement: the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development. At this meeting to asses progress towards...Read more