Written By International Women's Health CoalitionWednesday, 01 June 2005
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Summary: By Adrienne Germain, President, International Women's Health Coalition, and Ruth Dixon-Mueller, Consultant for the International Women's Health Coalition (Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 36, No. 2, June 2005, pp. 137-140). Outlines connections and gaps between the achievement of sexual and reproductive health and rights as defined by the 1994 ICPD Programme of Action and subsequent global agreements, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (4 pages).
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionFriday, 01 April 2005
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionTuesday, 08 March 2005
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionSaturday, 05 March 2005
The New York Times, March 5, 2005
At a moment when the United States should be leading the world on advancing women's equality, the Bush administration chose instead to alienate government ministers and 6,000 other delegates at an important United Nations conference on that issue with a burst of anti-abortion zealotry this week.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 07 February 2005
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionWednesday, 17 November 2004
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionWednesday, 13 October 2004In 1994, at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt, the world's governments and civil society committed to an action plan to ensure universal access to reproductive health information and services, uphold fundamental human rights including sexual and reproductive rights, alleviate poverty, secure gender equality, and protect the environment.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionFriday, 01 October 2004
Summary: By Adrienne Germain (Our Planet Magazine, October 2004). Explains why empowering women is the key to solving a range of global health, development, and environmental challenges, reviews commitments made on improving women's health and advancing women's rights at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD, Cairo, 1994) and summarizes achievements made in the last decade.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionThursday, 30 September 2004
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionFriday, 02 July 2004
Science, Vol 305, Issue 5680, 17, 2 July 2004
By Adrienne Germain
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision in May 2004 not to allow over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill, Plan B, is but one troubling example of the increasing impact of politics and ideology on science and health policy. The agency's ruling, contrary to recommendations from an external advisory panel and its own scientific staff, is indicative of the growing gap between common sense and U.S. policies affecting the well-being of women and girls worldwide.
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