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
If we got our hands on a magic wand, we would create more women like Dr. Angela Diaz. An internationally recognized leader in adolescent health care, Dr. Diaz has devoted much of her life to helping the most vulnerable teens. Having emigrated to the United States as a teenager herself, Angela...Read more
Today, we celebrate another historic sexual rights victory in the Western Hemisphere! In a 5-4 ruling, the US Supreme Court has declared that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Enacted in 1996 by the Clinton Administration, DOMA is a law preventing the federal...Read more
At this year’s Women Deliver conference, youth leaders had the opportunity to share our vision and priorities for the future global development agenda. I was pleased to share the stage with advocates from Egypt, Indonesia, and Greece – Ahmed Awadalla, Yulia Dwi Andriyanti, and Nefeli Themeli,...Read more
Last week, the Catholic Church filed a legal complaint against Profamilia, our local partner in the Dominican Republic. Its claim was that Profamilia’s campaign on sexual and reproductive rights violated the Constitution. Today, the Fifth Civil and Commercial Chamber of the National District issued...Read more
Last week, the Catholic Church filed a legal complaint against Profamilia, our local partner in the Dominican Republic. Its claim was that Profamilia’s campaign on sexual and reproductive rights violated the Constitution. Today, the Fifth Civil and Commercial Chamber of the National District issued...Read more
Only days before today, the International Day against Homophobia , a Russian man was beaten, mutilated, and murdered after revealing he was gay to two strangers. His death reminded me of the many other deaths and injustices that occur on a daily basis, the harsh discrimination that people endure on...Read more
The National Council of Justice, which oversees Brazil’s judiciary, ruled on Tuesday that notary publics cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. This decision paves the way for lesbian and gay couples in Latin America’s largest country to legally marry. Our Regional Director, Carmen...Read more
The National Council of Justice, which oversees Brazil’s judiciary, ruled on Tuesday that notary publics cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. This decision paves the way for lesbian and gay couples in Latin America’s largest country to legally marry. Our Regional Director, Carmen...Read more
This week, Catholic organizations in the Dominican Republic took legal action against Profamilia and its campaign on sexual rights, claiming that the ads were in violation of several legal and constitutional regulations. The campaign has been aired on television and in print, carrying the slogan “...Read more