The complicated landscape of women's access to equality by Barbara Crossette,
a top journalist and friend of 34 Million Friends.
Click here: At the UN, Twenty Years of Backlash to 'Women's Rights Are Human Rights' | The Nation##
Men Step Up for Family Planning. Dr. Osotimehin on CNN
Click here: Opinion: Men, step up on family planning - CNN.com
Malcolm Potts puts Mali and the Sahel in perspective. GREAT ARTICLE
UNFPA to increase its allocation to family planning from $25% to 40%.
Click here: Family planning summit could mark turning point for maternal health | Babatunde Osotimehin | Global development |
Click here: Taming the wild west of family planning | World news | The Guardian
Good Stuff from UNFPA Director Babtunde Osotimehin in FORBES
Click here: UN Population Fund Executive Director on HIV/AIDS, Maternal Health, and Leadership - Forbes
Jane's article: Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin of UNFPA writes about Population in Science Magazine Click here: Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin of UNFPA writes about Population in Science Magazine | RH Reality Check
July 4, 2011 Dr. Babtunde Osotimehin, head of UNFPA says communication with men about reproductive and sexual health is crucial. I think having a man as head of UNFPA will make this easier. http://www.worldandmedia.com/health/analysis-including-men-in-sexual-health-programmes-0407.html
Seven Billion Reasons to Invest in Family Planning by my friends Martha Campbell and Malcolm Potts. www.populationmedia.org/pmc-blog
Letter by Duff Gillespie (a friend, a member of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health) in the Lancet Medical Journal about the omission of naming contraceptives on the priority medicines list for life saving interventions. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)61017-9/fulltext
Feb 23, 2011 My strongly worded admonition to the House of Representatives about UNFPA funding. http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/reader-diaries/2011/02/23/fantasy-testimony-republican-house-representatives-about-unfpa-funding
Jane Roberts (for 34 Million Friends) calls in to NPR's Talk of the Nation discussion with Nicholas Kristof and Mary Robinson on empowering women. Sept. 23, 2010. Click here: Equality Still Elusive For World's Women : NPR
THE EARTH IS FULL. PLEASE read this. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/opinion/08friedman.html?hp
Benjamin Tutu (audio from the BBC) on child marriage. 4 minutes, great!!http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9506000/9506366.stm
From the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition. Because of rising population among women of childbearing age, the need for increased budgets for family planning commodities is clear. http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56134
The heads of Engenderhealth and the Global Health Council write in the Huffington Post for FAMILY PLANNING! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-l-sturchio/the-best-investment-in-gl_b_831575.html
The U.N. Population Fund reminds us that access to contraception is a human right!http://www.unfpa.org/public/home/news/pid/7427
The WORLD SUPPORTS UNFPA! http://www.turkishweekly.net/print.asp?type=1&id=115960 Contributions up!!! June 10, 2011
Malcolm Potts and Martha Campbell (my friends) write in Foreign Policy Magazine. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/05/09/the_myth_of_9_billion
Child Marriage in Azerbaijan. The dangers for girls. http://www.rferl.org/articleprintview/24209453.html
Lies, lies and more lies about UNFPA. This is all out war against the UN organization which does more for women's health and well-being than any other. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/26/house-republicans-file-bill-to-cut-pro-abortion-unfpa-funding/
My BLOG POST at Gender in Evaluation. 4-29-11. http://genderinevaluation.ning.com/profiles/blogs/gender-equality-and-34-million
Women shortchanged in investment dollars to mitigate effects of climate change. http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56239.
The Center for Global Development recommends that UNFPA focus almostexclusively on sexual and reproductive health and less on tangential areas such as women's empowerment. This is well worth reading. I think Babtunde is heading in this direction. April 11, 2011 http://click.email.cgdev.org/?qs=992d50215cba966146e1884314cd13c5a56cf689b2412a65d1ea980223b069c8
Stephanie Ortoleva is an international human rights lawyer who happens to be blind. She's also a friend. Her web site: www.womenenabled.org
My friends Malcolm Potts and Martha Campbell write in Foreign Policy Magazine. They know what they are talking about. http://www.npr.org/2011/05/11/136201025/foreign-policy-without-birth-control-planet-doomed
National Geographic. (Fascinating!) The Coming Storm. Population and Climate Change in Bangladesh. April,2011 http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/print/2011/05/bangladesh/belt-text
NY Times, May 2011, U.N. Predicts over 10 billion people by the end of the 21st century. This is NOT good.
Poor Jane's Almanac by Jill Lepore of Harvard. The story of Benjamin Franklin's sister. It has such relevance for today. DO please read. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/opinion/24lepore.html?hp
Lester Brown on population, water, food in the Middle East. WOW! http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/apr/22/water-the-next-arab-battle?INTCMP=SRCH
From the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH) of which 34 Million Friends is a member, this web site: www.everywomaneverychild.org
UN Dispatch set the record straight about UNFPA and abortion. My comment is also here. http://www.undispatch.com/my-trash-collection-will-stop-because-members-of-congress-dont-want-to-believe-that-the-un-does-not-fund-abortions#comment-181201790
The Population Institute blogs about my blog! Jane Roberts Takes on the House.http://blog.populationinstitute.org/2011/03/01/jane-roberts-takes-on-the-u-s-house/
The wonderful Barbara Crossette in the UNA's Interdependent publication talks about the U.N.'s concern with population growth, how uneven it is and how the developing world is particularly vulnerable. http://www.theinterdependent.com/110211/un-points-to-urgent-concerns-on-population-growth
April 2011 Follow up on ICPD, importance of population and women to development.http://www.iewy.com/22700-commission-on-population-and-development-to-feature-side-events-with-focus-on-effects-of-fertility-reproductive-health-on-development-11-15-april.html
My good friend Richard Grossman ponders why people don't pay attention to population. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Why-People-Don-t-Pay-Attention-to-Population-Issues.html?soid=1103172936704&aid=UJmVp6oBHFA#fblike
Hillary Clinton on Child Marriage in Glamour Magazine. Also read the book I AM Nujood Age 10 and Divorced. http://www.glamour.com/women-of-the-year/2011/glamour-exclusive-hillary-clinton-catches-up-with-her-hero-nujood-ali#ixzz1DZiSI9bD
Feb, 2011 Britain pledges full support to the work of UNFPA http://www.isria.com/pages/2_February_2011_22.php
A good article by Jodi Jacobson summarizing the increases in global reproductive health including for UNFPA proposed by Obama. On Feb. 10, 2011, the House leadership announced it was going to cut UNFPA funding to zero. http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/print/15544
A very important video from UNFPA about the issues of family planning in the Philippines, contrasting government and Catholic Church views. Story of one couple. http://www.unfpa.org/public/home/news/pid/7137
My article on RH Reality check about the UNFPA video cited above. Title is Hooray for UNFPA. http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/reader-diaries/2011/01/21/hooray-unfpa
Cost benefits of adding family planning to investments in maternal and child health. Hint: They are huge. http://www.unfpa.org/public/cache/offonce/publications/pid/4461
Young girl from Bangladesh whipped to death for having been kidnapped and raped. Her crime: adultery. http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/29/bangladesh.lashing.death/index.html
The new Executive Director of UNFPA, Babtunde Osotimehin M.D. addresses population and development issues and talks about the 1.8 billion young people on the planet today, 90 percent in developing countries. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=37441&Cr=unfpa&Cr1=
Jan 5,2011 My newest article on the blog of www.endtheneglect.org. Ending tropical diseases which very much affect women. http://endtheneglect.org/2011/01/piecing-the-puzzle-together/
Barbara Crossette on political and cultural repression in the Arab World, published in the Interdependent of the United Nations Association. http://www.theinterdependent.com/110126/the-arab-world-a-region-of-political-and-cultural-repression
Feb. 12, 2011 Paul Ehrlich in the Los Angeles Times. Saving EARTH. http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-morrison-ehrlich-021211,0,413002.column
HERE WE GO AGAIN by Jane Roberts on the subject of reproductive health and the 2010 election. http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/reader-diaries/2010/11/11/here-again
The world's GLOBAL STRATEGY for women's and children's health. Please read this very important document. Posted on Sept. 6, 2010.
My Voice of People on the MDGs. 9-18-10 http://www.sbsun.com/ci_16105897?IADID=Search-www.sbsun.com-www.sbsun.com
Envision Gender Equality: Nothing Else is Working,Jane Roberts, The Solutions Journal http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/node/621
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) interesting research on men's reactions to gender equality issues. http://www.icrw.org/media/news/men-and-gender-equality-evolving-union?ms=1-12-11-eblast&utm_content=julianrob%40aol.com&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=More%20%26raquo%3B&utm_campaign=New%20at%20ICRW
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, the new Executive Director of UNFPA Jan. 1, 2011 http://unfpa.org/public/home/news/pid/6942?utm_source=MHTF+Subscribers&utm_campaign=5abe8ba105-MH_BUZZ10_12_2010&utm_medium=email
Peter Hotez M.D. on neglected tropical diseases which affect women's reproductive health especially in Africa. OP-ED LA Times Dec. 12, 2010. PLEASE read. 2010. http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-hotez-tropical-diseases-20101212,0,289672,print.story
http://www.upack.com/press/population-growth/ VERY INFORMATIVE, an incredible graph.
My Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting video, made at Women Deliver 2010.
http://pulitzergateway.org/dying-for-life-your-stories/ Click on my picture
My blog for the Global Health Council Conference, June 2010 http://www.globalhealthmagazine.com/conference_blog/a_radical_proposal_fighting_for_women_and_girls/
The Millennium Development Guys by Jodi Jacobson. WELL WORTH READING!
June 30, 2010 US Ambassador at Large for Women's Global Issues, Melanne Verveer, Statement
From the U.K. Great article: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Media-Room/Speeches-and-articles/2010/Placing-women-at-the-heart-of-development/?utm_source=MHTF+Subscribers&utm_campaign=ee80151fc8-MH_BUZZ7_6_2010&utm_medium=email
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-fg-climate-conflict27-2009nov27,0,303698.story This article includes an iconic picture of women vs. climate change. Please see!
Click here: A Discouraging Reality Check | RHRealityCheck.org by Jane Roberts
Ban Ki-Moon Calls for Protection of Young Against Recession and Thoraya Obaid talks about the implication of 1.5 billion people on the planet being between 10 and 25 years old. Posted Aug. 12, 2010. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=31743&Cr=youth&Cr1=econom
Participation of Men in Family Planning Decisions. Family Planning in Kenya: Not for Women Only http://www.unfpa.org/public/op/edit/News/pid/3015
The War for Afghanistan's Women by Malcolm Potts in the Los Angeles Times. Aug.23, 2009 I know him. Wonderful article! http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-potts23-2009aug23,0,3722899.story