"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
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