Secretary Clinton Affirms the US Commitment to Reproductive Health

WASHINGTON, DCSecretary of State Hillary Clinton called for renewed support for and dedication to international family planning and reproductive health programs in a speech from the U.S. Department of State.

Watch It Live: Secretary Clinton’s Speech on Reproductive Health

At 2:30 p.m. EST this Friday, January 8, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will make a major speech commemorating the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and will reaffirm U.S. support for achieving the ICPD goals. As you know, the ICPD put forth a vision and framework for achieving sustainable development and reducing global poverty that made gender equality, human rights, and comprehensive reproductive health a priority - things we continue to advocate for today in U.S. foreign assistance.

Hillary Clinton Talks Maternal Health

On August 23, the NY Times has a special issue of the their magazine dedicated to "Saving the World's Women." We've been waiting in anticipation of this issue -- salivating over the cover-to-cover coverage of topics focused on women.

Was the G8 Summit a Success?

Last year, at the G8 in Japan, the leaders of the world paid attention to maternal health. They recognized that saving women’s lives was a great investment in the social and economic well-being of the world.

Op Ed on Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama's visit to Africa this weekend "will send a powerful message to the world about their commitment to ensuring Africa's continued progress," wrote Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) in an opinion piece in">The Hill.

Expanding Access to Plan B

Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will clear the way for Plan B’s manufacturers’ to make the “morning-after pill” available without a prescription to 17-year-olds.

The Lift Heard ‘Round the World

When President Barack Obama lifted the Global Gag Rule, reproductive health professionals around the world rejoiced. Check out some of the feedback.

Senator Clinton Pledges Support for Women’s Health

During her Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Secretary of State nominee Sen. Hillary Clinton laid out an ambitious agenda for improving women's health worldwide as part of her comments on foreign policy.

Top Ten of 2008

Beth Fredrick wrote a REALLY great post today on RH Reality Check  of the top ten wins for women's health for 2008. We've copied the quick list below, but click here to read the full details and her opinion of "what's next."

How Will Obama Deliver for Women?

One of the many remarkable and heartening aspects of the 2008 U.S. election is that it has engaged the entire world. As we have already heard from countless friends, colleagues, and supporters, we are suddenly living in a time not just of daunting challenges, but of inspiring opportunity and hope.

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