February 27, 2014News Link
I have just returned from a week-long trip to Ethiopia, where I traveled with a group of incredible women to learn more about the reproductive health options available for women and their families throughout the country. Our week was filled with visits to local health centers and rural hospitals, and we even had an opportunity to meet with the Minister of Health. Out of the many things we experienced, one particular day stood out most for me: In a remote agrarian village in Amhara, a community dialogue among 30 local women left a big impression on me. The sights, sounds, and lessons from that day have been on my mind ever since. Learn more via Huffington Post.
As we write this post, we are on day four of a week-long trip to Ethiopia. From the teeming capital of Addis Ababa to the vast rural terrain of the Amhara region, each day of our trip has delivered a close-up look at the country's rich culture and political commitment toward improving health for women and girls. Learn more via Huffington Post.
December 13, 2013News Link
In this season of shopping, spending and celebrating, I find myself trying to assess my holiday priorities in the midst of all the madness. I am the grandmother to eight grandchildren, four of whom are teenagers. Just like many kids in the U.S., their lives are filled with the festivity and fun surrounding the holiday season, including dreaming about the many presents that await them. But when my husband and I began to think about our grandchildren's wish lists this year, we decided to think outside of the shiny wrapped gift box and do something different. Learn more via Huffington Post.
November 26, 2013News Link
Today, as we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, it is important to shine a light on the tremendous progress we are making toward ending violence for good. Read more.
July 15, 2013News Link
Why Investing In Family Planning Can Yield The Greatest Impact
President and CEO Pamela Barnes's op-ed on the impact of investing in family planning was published at Forbes Woman and Impatient Optimists. Read more.