Planned Parenthood: Giving more to society than controversy

Women are peculiarly vulnerable when it comes to personal health and healthcare, facing the potential for breast, ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers as well as the common maladies (heart disease, diabetes, etc) the male portion of the population shares with us. Living in a first-world country such as the United States of America provides a … Continue reading Planned Parenthood: Giving more to society than controversy

Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Nathalia

I had the opportunity of attending the first week of the CSW59 conference and had a wonderful experience. I loved watching the dynamics of the United Nations and the role that each representative played in the discussions. I was amazed at the complexity of diplomacy and how frustrating it can be at times. I met … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Nathalia

Women, Death, and Inheritance — by RMH

Let’s talk about what happens when people die. By which I mean, what happens to MONEY when people die. I don’t mean to trivialize death, or grief – I’ve experienced my share of both. But today I want to deal with inheritance – the practical matter of who gets the money (or the land, or … Continue reading Women, Death, and Inheritance — by RMH

Leading to Beijing +20: Child Marriage Part 2 — by LAE

Growing up, I was never one of those girls who dreamed about her fairy tale wedding. Of course, I made sure that Barbie and my MC Hammer dolls were married once a week, but I never really gave any thought to MY own wedding day. It was not until I got much older that I … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Child Marriage Part 2 — by LAE

Leading to Beijing +20: Female Genital Mutilation — by VLF

The WomanStats team is busy with preparations for the Beijing +20 conference that will be held in New York City next March. As always, we are dedicated to helping policy-makers access the data they need to make informed decisions about women's security. You can bet that we will be at the Beijing +20 conference, doing everything in … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Female Genital Mutilation — by VLF